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Friday, October 26, 2012

Nudists to Descend on City Hall to Show Their "Naughty Bits," Which They Call Art

Posted By on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 2:14 PM

click to enlarge Is this the work of art?
  • Is this the work of art?

Public nudists are planning to strip down once again and head to City Hall -- all in the name of art. That's right, the Castro's legion of nude men are now claiming their naked bodies are no different than any other fine craft on display.

In short, consider this event a quasi art show. And hey, it's free.

Naked people say they will be out there to show city officials that Supervisor Scott Wiener's proposal to ban public nudity is "totally un-San Franciscan." They claim the Castro rep is interfering with their artistic abilities, if you will.

See also: Here's How Nudists Would Dress if They Did Wear Clothes

And here's how they explain it:

This legislation is an attack on San Francisco Art and Culture.  It affects everyone's freedom. Remember: as an artist working in nude themes 100 years ago you would have had to put fig leaves on the "naughty bits."  That type of thinking is coming back unless we resist.
We called Supervisor Wiener to find out 1. Does he like art? and 2. What does he consider art?

"So they are saying walking around your neighborhood without your pants on is art? I totally disagree with that," Wiener told us.

Or is this the work of art?
  • Or is this the work of art?
He assured us he does like art, but just "not that" kind of art. We're guessing he also isn't a fan of Michelangelo's marble statues or da Vinci's Vitruvian Man.

The naked men are planning to bring classical nude paintings to the Tuesday afternoon protest to remind the city supervisors (in case they forgot)

that the "human body is sacred and beautiful, and that an attack on our right

to be nude is an attack on sacredness, beauty, love, freedom, art and

creative self-expression."

After the "art show," nudists plan to hold a naked art contest so local artists can show us all how nudity in

art is just as alive now as it was in the times of the classic


Winners (not to be confused with "wieners") will be announced at an after-party at 7 p.m. at the Center for

Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission (at 10th St.). The party will includes DJ Jules O'Keefe, food, and of course naked company. Artwork will be displayed at

the after party as well.

All events are clothing-optional (come as bare as you dare).

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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