The object of this desirable item has melted away, but the news itself is still hot and provocative.
After Rahway, N.J., police received an anonymous complaint about “a naked snow woman,” the artistic family behind a front-yard tribute to Venus de Milo says an officer paid a visit and told them to cover up their Greek goddess of love and beauty.
The story attracted local attention this week and then popped up on the international radar.
“We had a visit from the local police who told us that a neighbor had complained about the statue and we needed to cover it up or knock it down,” Elisa Gonzalez, who sculpted Venus with her daughter and son, told Agence France-Presse. “We didn’t want to have any problem with the police so we covered it up.”
She did say the unidentified officer complimented her. “He said, ‘It’s very good.’” Gonzalez outfitted Venus with a green bikini top and blue sarong.
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