Naked New York City Photos Not American Apparel Ads, As Far As We Can Tell

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Erica Simone will show her New York City-based nude self-portraits in an upcoming exhibit titled rather directly "Nue York: Self-Portraits of a Bare Urban Citizen." All of the 20 photographs are, as we say on the internet, Not Safe For Work, but are supposed to be a portrait of everyday life in the city we love, except naked. That means Simone is posing at the barber shop, shopping at the bodega, getting arrested and so on. Without clothes.

The show runs from April 14th through April 28th at Dash Gallery, as in Dame. Simone looks something like a model, which might explain in part her popularity on the internet already (NSFW!), though this particular project does not appear to be guerrilla marketing for a movie or clothes, something we've become increasingly paranoid about lately.

It's just art.

[jcoscarelli@villagevoice.com / @joecoscarelli]

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crazyman
crazyman

I think it is great that she isn't afraid to do what should be natural for everyone. That is the problem with this country. Everyone is so reserved, that nudity is labeled as a disgrace or crime to the majority of the public. I support her 100% for this. The only objection that I do have is the one photo of her being arrested. Shame on the cop for that!!!! He should have just said, " Hey, go home and put some clothes on." GO GIRL ! ! ! ! !

SkyBoyNOLA
SkyBoyNOLA

no guerrilla marketing. i've known Erica since she was a kid. watched her grow up in Paris and blossom into her own woman. and, grow as a photographer (here mother, an avid collector of photography, taught her well)

IrishCurse
IrishCurse

so she was born in LA and raised in Paris? her website says that she was a transplanted 'Angeleno' while in Paris. if so, I feel a little cheated, as I was expecting a *real* fillette française... ;)

David
David

She spent her early childhood in LA before her mother moved them both to Paris after her parent's divorce. Believe me, she was a very precocious kid at 6 years old. She is an accomplished photographer :www.ericasimone.com

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