No Nudes, Please. Not In Public

When five of 60 artists participating in a group studio show in a California county building submitted pictures of nudes, they were told they couldn’t display them. The artists were told it was a county policy for “no nudity:” “The artists were told to take the nudes down because it was our feeling since the art is being displayed in a public place where the public is not coming to the building to see art but rather to do business, that there’s a more appropriate place for the pieces. It’s a public building, they’re asking our permission to put their art there, and we have a say.”