Landlord Orders Rox Gallery to Partially Cover Nude Photo
The cops might not have been able to do much about the naked images of model Natalie White in the window of the Rox Gallery at 86 Delancey St. – but the building owner is putting his foot down. According to the Post:
On the owner’s orders, the operators of the ROX Gallery have put a caution sign over a lurid picture hanging in their Delancey Street window that shows model Natalie White masturbating. The sign is positioned to cover her vagina. “The landlord said to cover the vagina in some way,” said ROX Gallery director Emerald Fitzgerald, who slapped a sign on the glass window. “He said he wanted to protect the community.” The decision left White, 24, outraged. “I don’t believe in censorship, I don’t ever want to be censored,”
After neighbors complained, police officers stopped by last week, but they did not shut the show down. The exhibit features dozens of nude photos of White shot by famous photographers. The opening reception drew a large crowd. This is only the second show at the Rox Gallery; which just officially opened last month. It’s located in the building that’s been home to Moscot, the historic eye wear business, for 80 years. Moscot is preparing to move across the street. 86 Delancey St. was purchased in 2011 by Helm Equities; a separate company known as Odela LLC was set up for the transaction.