Saturday, August 10, 2013

This seems reasonable, right?

Its ok to be a peeping tom in NYC, so long as the price of the pictures is high enough.

A Manhattan judge ruled this week that artistic freedom trumps the rights of parents who don't want their kids secretly photographed through the windows of their homes.
Judge Eileen Rakower tossed a lawsuit brought by two parents against a Tribeca artist who snapped pictures of their children through their apartment windows as part of a controversial exhibition this year.
Why? Because some weirdo selling pictures of kids should be open and shut, right? Wrongo! This is Liberal New York, otherwise known as Backwards Land!
Arguing that his behavior "shocks the conscience and is so out of keeping with the standards of morality in the community," the couple asked the court to bar him from showing or selling the images.
They also demanded that he turn over all of the images not being used in the exhibit.
But Rakower ruled Monday that Svenson's artistic freedom superseded their privacy concerns, and dismissed the case outright.
"The value of artistic expression outweighs any sale that stems from the published photos," Rakower wrote.
Just in case anyone was wondering, the pictures were selling for ten thousand dollars a piece.

Here's a picture of the "artist". If you see him, take a picture of yourself punching him in the face. I'll post them all here. Because hippy punching  Art is never wrong.

1 comment:

Unknown said...


Dammit, Phantom, who knew?
I, too, could be an "artiste"!
Be glad to provide a PITF photo if the opportunity presents itself (it's all about the art, you know).

Great blog!