I am doing a big craft fair this november, and while I have done fairs before, this will be the first time where I am actually **REALLY** unsure how to deal with one of my products.
I have taken vintage photographs and turned them into fridge magnets. Many of these magnets are vintage nudes from the 1900's-1920's. No spread legs, no men, just individual women posing tastefully/artfully. There are breasts in almost all shots, some shots show pubic hair (full frontal), and there are some butt shots.
In BC the law states
(2) Every person who, in any place, for a sexual purpose, exposes his or her
genital organs to a person who is under the age of fourteen years is
guilty of an offense punishable on summary conviction.
but, does this apply to art/crafts/pictures? I mean, this isn't for a sexual purpose. I suppose it can be construed that way, but I have no CLUE.
Some options i have been pondering...
1. Just have those magnets higher up on my board, and towards the back so that parents have time to censor children
2. Have magnets in a binder on the table, marked clearly with "Vintage Nude's, 18 and older only please"
2. Have magnets in a binder under the table, with a sign on the magnet board that states that there is a binder with vintage nudes, please ask. At which time, if they aren't shy, they can ask and I can offer it to them if they are over the age of 18.
The thing is, there is art with similar photos, statues with similar poses and full nudity on them all in full view of any and everyone in stores and public parks. So, is this any different?
On one hand I want to call the organizer of this event, but frankly, then I am dealing with her personal bias, as well as a cover your ass mentality. I worry taht she will just say that they aren't acceptable at all, and then I am shit out of luck for carrying these at this fair at all. I would like to just come up with what seems like the best solution and go from there.
I would love to hear any advice, or BTDT