Model Kathleen Neill, 26, was arrested yesterday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for posing naked in public. Read more on this story and see video and photos of Kathleen and photographer Zach Hyman’s nude shoot below.
Photographer Zach Hyman shoots nude models in public places, and said this was the first time his model was arrested.
“Everything was going perfect until the very end,” said Hyman. “Then it became a worst-case scenario.”
The guard in the Arms and Armor gallery explained, “I had to make sure that girl was turned over to the police.
“There were little kids in here watching the whole thing.”
Police charged Hyman’s model Kathleen Neill with public lewdness.
See video of this news story below:
Hyman has insisted that his model was arrested just because she didn’t have an ID on her. Well hell… where would she keep her id?
Many of the museum-goers were so into their guided tours that they didn’t even seem to notice the nude model. People that noticed didn’t seem too concerned.
“I thought it was cool to juxtapose the nude woman with the art in the room,” said Mike Markovich, a tourist from Toronto. “I was surprised by how many people didn’t even notice her.”
His friend, Elizabeth Epstein, added, “It’s fitting that such an art project would happen in a museum in New York City.”
Hyman asked, “Why is this wrong? There were thousands of people in the Met today looking at nudes as art, but as soon as there is a real nude, it’s a big problem.”
Kathleen Neill had the same question, which she posed to the security guard who detained her.
“She told me there were naked statues everywhere,” the guard said. “I said, ‘Those statues are 400 years old. You’re from the 21st century.’ “
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