Minneapolis man says naked swim was art

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Patrick Scully, 58, a locally known performance artist in Minneapolis say’s he’s fighting the ticket he received July 10 for swimming nude at a Sweeney Beach on Twin Lake because he thinks society is too repressive. Police says he just broke the law requiring proper attire in city parks, while the culprit says it was performance art.

“I believe that you have to be the change that you want to see in the world,” said Scully, a 6-foot-7 dancer known to perform naked on stage and who also is a gay rights activist. “I’d like to live in a world in which our relationship to our bodies is much more relaxed and much less fearful.”

Fortunately, there are no photos.

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