Posts Tagged ‘Figure Models Guild’

MOCA DC to Hide Nudes, Remain In Georgetown

In June, MOCA DC—the District's most nude-friendly art gallery—was informed it must vacate its Georgetown location after an incident involving nipple pasties. But last week, MOCA DC renegotiated its lease in its Canal Square digs—under the condition that it cover up. "Under terms discussed with RB Properties last Thursday MOCA DC will be staying [...]

Nipple Slip: MOCA DC to Leave Georgetown Over Pasties

Georgetown has never been known for its eroticism. But in the brick courtyard of Canal Square—an upscale piece of real estate nestled between M Street NW and the C&O Canal—gallery owner David Quammen, 70, has carved out a space for the risqué. Since 2005, Quammen’s MOCA DC has exposed Georgetown passersby to paintings of childbirth, [...]

Sexist Comments of the Week: Homophobic Penis Sketch Edition

Last week, readers theorized as to why art students avoid drawing the penises of nude models. Both David Quammen and John Hammack attest to students avoiding their genitalia by inserting an obscuring shade or a set of imaginary shorts over their crotches. Is homophobia and sexual repression to blame, or is free penis sketching a [...]

The Hazards of Nude Modeling

Three area artists’ models bare all about the job’s hazards: potential psychopaths, fake artists, and people who draw imaginary shorts on them.

Figure Models Guild Looks Toward Future

In a field obsessed with figures, David Quammen's is a major one. In addition to his work as a local nude model, Quammen is the founder of the Figure Models Guild and director of Georgetown's MOCA DC gallery. At 68, Quammen's seen a lot more than the naked body—he worked in the semiconductor industry, as [...]

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