Las Vegas may love proffering it’s titillating image and profiting off its sex industry, but there’s apparently little tolerance for artful nudity in Sin City. The Erotic Heritage Museum was recently forced to cover up an outdoor mural claimed to violate “a county sign code that bans (among other things) the showing of the areola of female breasts,” according to the Las Vegas Sun.
Although Museum curator Laura Henkel has stuck pasties over the spraypainted nipples, she claims the painting, part of the Ho-Down Mural Project, is not a sign and needn’t be censored, but the county disagrees, arguing that it’s an ad for the strip club next door. |Las Vegas Sun|
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