Town forces artist to remove nudes

Artist fights back

(ANSA) - La Spezia, March 23 - A Spanish painter covered the bodies in her nude paintings with paper underwear after residents in the small town of Levanto filed a police complaint for indecency against her art.
    Rosanna Avery was forced to remove the paintings - one of Icarus falling from the sky and two female nudes - from the window of an art gallery following the complaint.
    She then exhibited them again - this time with the paper undies and a sign calling on whoever filed the complaint to identify themselves and to get a lawyer.
    The artist also lodged an appeal to the prefect of La Spezia, invoking the Constitution's Article 21 on freedom of expression and of the press.


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