Posted by K. Lee on March 06, 1997 at 00:09:39:
In Reply to: Re: How To Paint A Nude posted by ricardo dominguez on February 19, 1997 at 12:52:30:
OOhh Great! The fellows at my school would love to here about this. Can I post this on my website as absurdity there is seriouslly lax! E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or link to http://ultrix.ramapo.edu/~kkaeumle
: Mexican artist claims kidnappers forced him to paint a nude
: Feb. 18, 1997 17:57 EST
: MEXICO CITY (AP) - A Mexican artist seized at gunpoint off the
: street says his kidnappers forced him to paint a nude portrait of a
: wealthy woman.
: Witnesses saw armed men seize Niceforo Urbieta off a street in the
: southern city of Oaxaca on Feb. 11. He wasn't heard from for four
: Relatives and friends feared Urbieta, who was imprisoned in the
: 1970s for links to militant leftist groups, had been kidnapped for
: political reasons. His case won attention in national newspapers.
: But in an interview published Tuesday in the newspaper La Jornada,
: Urbieta said his captors were interested in his art, not his
: He said he was picked up off the street, covered in a cloth and
: driven to a ``run of the mill'' room, where the kidnappers told him
: why they wanted him.
: ``This is a whim,'' Urbieta quoted the kidnappers as telling him.
: ``There is a very rich lady who likes your painting a lot ... and
: she wants you to paint her.''
: Urbieta said he was given paintbrushes and forced to look through a
: hole in the wall at the model, who would pose nude for about an hour
: at a time.
: ``It was totally absurd. Like a voyeur I had to look at her through
: that hole and paint her,'' he said. ``She never spoke.''
: He described her as a young woman with long black hair ``and a very
: well-formed body.''
: He said the captors eventually took him back to Oaxaca.
: Authorities would not comment on the case
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