Posts Tagged ‘nudity’

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 [...]

MOCA DC Owner David Quammen Dons Nipple Tassel In Protest

When flurry over a nipple tassel (among other things) forced MOCA DC out of its Georgetown digs, gallery owner David Quammen promised to send the gallery off by replacing his standard eye-patch with the incriminating breast covering. Quammen sent over this photographic evidence as proof. "Wore it all night," he says. MOCA DC's final event [...]

What Constitutes “Voyeurism” In D.C.?

After a man was arrested on the National Mall for voyeurism after filming up women's skirts on July 4th, some people were like, hey now—that's illegal? It is in D.C.: Voyeurism was made a criminal offense by the Omnibus Public Safety Emergency Act of 2006 [PDF].
Below, the District's rules on putting your "electronic devices" in [...]

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, [...]

Consent and Manipulation in Olivia Munn’s Playboy Shoot

When Playboy offered Oliva Munn the chance to pose nude on the cover of the magazine, she declined. When Playboy offered Munn the chance to pose clothed on the cover of the magazine, she accepted. But once Munn got to the set, Playboy's photographer, stylist, and team of handlers staged a day-long attempt to coerce [...]

Meet “Maryland’s First Bisexual Porn Star Rapper”

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Hip-hop moguls have a long tradition of multitasking: Over the years, rappers have doubled as actors, restaurateurs, clothing designers, videographers, and snack promoters. But local rapper Imani the Misfit is pretty sure he's charting new territory, as far as side-projects go: He bills himself as “Maryland’s First Bisexual Porn Star Rapper.”

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.

Know Your Indecent Exposure Rights

Ever wondered exactly what you have to do with your penis to be charged with indecent exposure in Virginia? Need to know what sort of aperture you have to be looking through in order to be convicted of peeping? The Washington Post is here to help!

What Do Nudists Wear?

What do nudists wear? If this online nudist apparel store is any indication—more than you'd imagine. From what I can tell, nudist attire is clothing which serves a decorative—as opposed to a shielding—function, and generally operates with a clear disregard of genital exposure. It's also a really good resource for any woman who would like [...]

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