Kathleen Neill: Model Arrested for Public Nudity in The Met
Kathleen Neill, a 26 year-old model, was arrested while posing nude among classic nudes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Neill was posing for photographer Zach Hyman, now infamous for his portrayals of nude New Yorkers in public places.
"Everything was going perfect until the very end," said Hyman. "Then it became a worst-case scenario."
But not exactly unexpected — since he acknowledges having his lawyer on speed dial and bail money handy whenever he does a shoot.
Neill was the first model to be arressted for taking part in the Hyman's photographic exhibition of New Yorkers in the buff.
The guard in the Arms and Armor gallery explained, "I had to make sure that girl was turned over to the police.
"There were little kids in here watching the whole thing."
NYPD charged Neill with public lewdness.