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Wall Street Was the Site of Naked Performance Art This Morning

Leo Tolstoy: Not naked this morning on Wall Street.

The three participants were arrested, and whatever their message was, it seems to have been lost on the assembled gawkers. As Tolstoy once said of art, "it is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen." Did the performance fit that definition? It definitely did appear to bring joy to certain viewers. "It was like out of a porn movie," one street vendor told the Daily News. "I wish New York City would always be like that. " Which might just be another way of saying what Tolstoy said. [NYDN]

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