Landlord Orders Rox Gallery to Partially Cover Nude Photo

Rox Gallery, 86 Delancey St. File Photo.

Rox Gallery, 86 Delancey St. File 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:

New Gallery Makes Headlines With Controversial Natalie White Show

Last night at 86 Delancey St.

Last night at 86 Delancey St.

If the new gallery, Rox, on Delancey Street was looking for controversy (and publicity) they certainly found it. This morning, the Post recaps events last night at the opening of a provocative show, “Who Shot Natalie White,” which features dozens of nude images of the model/muse by famous photographers. The police were called to the scene in the afternoon, after residents apparently complained about the images of White in the window. They did not shut the show down (there were no legal grounds to do so) but the photos were not visible in the window at around 9 p.m. last night.

First Amendment attorney Ron Kuby, who was hired by the gallery in anticipation of the hullabalu, criticized the cops for going inside for a personal tour by White, asking, “Why did they feel it was necessary to come inside and meet the naked girl?… Maybe they’re just being thorough, leaving no stone unturned.” When we stopped by last night, there was a small scuffle outside the gallery, but it ended quickly. Just another night on the Lower East Side.

Model/Muse Natalie White Bares All on Delancey Street

Photographer Max Snow and Natalie White on Delancey Street, in front of Rox Gallery.

Photographer Max Snow and Natalie White on Delancey Street, in front of Rox Gallery.

Rox, a new gallery on Delancey Street that arrived last month in the Sol Moscot building, is getting ready to open a new show featuring model/muse Natalie White.  The show, Who Shot Natalie White features images of White by notorious photographers like Spencer Tunik, Olivier Zahm and many more. We stopped by while founder and artist Emerald Fitzgerald was hanging the show.  Fitzgerald gave us a tour of the renovated space, which used to be a clothing and 99 cent store.  She hopes to expand to the space next door, which has been the Moscot Eyewear flagship for almost a century (Moscot was bought out and is moving across the street).