TABOO ART ANYONE?
Catalyst September Issue 1999
On the north side of Chicago, in Wrigleyville, there is fetish lingerie store called Taboo-Tabou. Located in the “Alternative Shopping Complex” (a red flag for sure), the kinky establishment featured a mannequin dressed as a nun (in full habit) spanking a naked woman.
A woman from Chicago obtained pictures of this “art.” The naked woman had bruises on her leg, and with good reason: the nun was holding a whip-like object.
When we called Taboo-Tabou for an explanation, we were told that “it was just an expression of people’s fantasies.” When we asked whether she could understand why some people might be offended by this display, the bewildered woman said yes.
The good news is this: the display has been taken down. We think they got the message and won’t let this happen reappear.