"They’ve got a problem with nipples," Christiana said. "But there is nothing obscene or pornographic about either of these paintings. Human beings breast-feed, and they’ve been doing it for millions of years."
Liza Simone, executive producer of Phantom Galleries L.A., which sponsored the exhibition, said, “it’s completely up to my discretion what goes up in these exhibitions and what doesn’t.” Phantom is a for-profit community outreach program that specializes in transforming vacant buildings into temporary art displays. “The public went bonkers when Janet Jackson revealed one nipple during a Super Bowl game,” Simone said. “Anything that could potentially offend someone, we don’t show. “Artists do not decide what is shown and what isn’t. We do,” she added. “We have quality control.”