Americana: Private Showing

"Vulgarity is a part of life and art," said one student at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. He was trying to explain why scandalized officials in Providence should appreciate the new art exhibition staged off-campus last week by the school's students and faculty. Its subject: "Private parts. Any size. Any medium. Any thing. Any one. Any private. Any part."

The 110 works were mainly photographs of the obvious sort, but one contributor provided an actual rattrap sprung on an unfortunate male, and one mysteriously offered a collection of sea shells. For anyone...

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