Venus de Milo Snow Sculpture Forced to Wear Bikini in New Jersey

Saturday, March 06, 2010
(photos: Conneran Family)

Breasts, even those made of snow and shaped in the figure of famous artwork, were too much for one New Jersey community to handle. Rahway, New Jersey, police told Maria Conneran and her family that the snow woman they built in their front yard, which was deliberately crafted in the image of Venus de Milo, needed some clothing because neighbors complained. Conneran’s mother, Elisa Gonzalez, was proud of the creation, which she described as “curvaceous, bodacious and booty-licious,” along with having six-pack abs.

Conneran complied with the police’s clothing suggestion and added a bikini top and sarong to the snow woman. “I thought she looked more objectified and sexualized after you put the bikini on,” Gonzalez told the Star-Ledger.
Conneran said the incident reminded her of when former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft had material draped over the semi-nude statue of the Spirit of Justice in the Department of Justice headquarters in January 2002.
-Noel Brinkerhoff


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