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.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!
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.
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But Rakower ruled Monday that Svenson's artistic freedom superseded their privacy concerns, and dismissed the case outright.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.