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Published:June 20th, 2012 13:17 EST

Nude Model Zoe West Sues New York City Over Arrest

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A New York model`s lawsuit against the city asserts police incorrectly arrested her when she was having her nude body painted at Times Square.

Zoe West, 22, who was having her nude body painted by artist Andy Golub Aug. 30 on the corner of Broadway and West 44th Street, said police should not have arrested her because city laws allow for artistic public nudity.


`It is not illegal to be naked in New York as long as you are doing it for the purpose of a play, exhibition, performance or show,` said West`s attorney, Ron Kuby."


No charges were filed in the Aug. 30, 2011 incident, and West languished in jail for only two hours. However, the beautiful model is indignant, she should never have been arrested in the first place. West has every right to sue New York City, and I hope she is awarded millions.

This was clearly performance art at its best, and her performance was appreciated by the dozens of art lovers who gathered to watch art being created.

Not only was this performance art, but a very real work of art was created. Zoe West`s nude body, whether it`s painted or not, is one of the most beautiful works of art I have even laid eyes on.

Instead of being arrested Zoe should have been given a key to the city, for instilling in New Yorkers a love for art.

Click this link, you be the judge is Zoe a work of art?


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