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