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This image is by artist Miriam West who sells her original artwork in Union Square Park in New York City. This is Miriam's livlihoood and for ten years, it was my livelihood too. I became an artist by selling my work on the street in Soho and then for the last three years until last summer in Union Square. I not only survived monetarily, I also made important contacts with galleries, publications and clients who now support me from all over the world. Now the parks department, backed by Mayor Bloomberg want to sterilize our parks and limit the number of artists selling in the parks… Continue reading… 4 comments

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi. Throughout the history of art many of our greatest artists, those who painted from their souls, have been persecuted, thrown in jail, belittled and made outcasts for expressing their ideas and beliefs through their work. Some of the greatest works of art have been destroyed or denounced, nudity and erotic art being no exceptions to this. Egon Schiele, Auguste Rodin and Edgar Degas (to name just three) were all thrown in jail for drawings and paintings that now appear in museums and galleries worldwide and are sold for millions of dollars apiece. Since the age of cave paintings, a majority of artists have depicted nudity and often erotica in their work… Continue reading… 11 comments