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03.23.15 Liam Mathews

Photographer Erica Simone’s “Nue York” series, where she snaps nude photos of herself guerilla-style doing ordinary stuff around the city, is being published as a book. She’s been doing this for a while (ANIMAL talked to her back in 2011) and published additional photos two years later, but now, to promote the release of the […]

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01.07.14 Marina Galperina

“Nudity is not published in China,” Beijing-based photographer Ren Hang told Pas Un Autre. “An exhibition was canceled, someone spat at my work, cameras getting confiscated by the police, and almost going to jail.” Ren Hang’s photos contain a lot of nudity, but it’s not really pornographic titillation. Pop mysticism? (Erupting in clusters of birds) Pop physics? (Arranged in […]

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12.04.12 Irina Dvalidze

Ahhh, the gasp of joy heard from net perverts everywhere! Nüdifier is the greatest development to hit your phone since Pixel Bikini, the app that turned regular photos NSFW with a few strategically located pixels. Grafting your skin tone in smears over your covered naughty bits, it magically produces salaciously suggestive clouds of pixels and viola… […]

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09.04.12 Andy Cush

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Model appears nude in Times Square as part of a public body-painting exhibition. Cops arrest model on vaguely-defined charges, then let her go almost immediately upon realizing they had no right to detain her. Model tells ANIMAL the appearance was “completely worth it,” then sues the city […]

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08.22.12 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s original series I Should Have Shot That! asks photographers about that one shot that got away. This week, Zach Hyman talks about his infamous nude portrait attempt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This shot was taking place very shortly after I had a lot of success with my little NY exhibition, “Decent Exposures.” The […]

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06.11.12 Marina Galperina

Israeli politician Nissim Zeev has introduced the so-dubbed “Spencer Tunick bill,” mandating a one-year prison term for anyone who “strips naked in public for commercial or artistic purposes.” Last September, when Tunick floated a massive hoard of nude people in the Dead Sea, Zeev condemned it as “an act of prostitution in the guise of art.” […]

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11.11.11 Marina Galperina

So, Marina Abramović just got burned by someone she really respects, all because she’s planning to “humiliate” her performers by laying them nude on and under tables where the elite MOCA Gala attendees can gawk at and fondle them tomorrow. Apparently, it reminds people of Passolini’s sexually sadistic torture epic, Salò. […]

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10.27.11 Marina Galperina

Chinese dissident and world’s most powerful artist Ai Weiwei has directed this W Magazine spread at Rikers Island via Skype from his studio in Beijing, because he has a good sense of humor about being kidnapped and imprisoned by the government for 80 days. The “kidnapped” and “imprisoned” model wore Alexander Wang until this happened. […]

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10.14.11 Marina Galperina

NYC artist Andy Golub who’s been painting naked ladies in Times Square (and getting them overzealously arrested) will have the public exposure and lewdness charges against him dropped, providing he keeps his models’ g-strings on in the daytime. It’s “a compromise.” Boo! […]

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09.15.11 Marina Galperina

The daughter of dead Old Hollywood starlet Joan Crawford is staging a one woman show based on her best selling tell-all books about the cruel, abusive, beating, chocking, face-punching alcoholic Mommie Dearest. Christina Crawford’s show will feature never-before-seen home movies of the actress nude! Is that weird? […]

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