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Artist Exhibit Illustrates Strangest Laws From Each of the 50 States

Did you know that disrobing in front of a man's portrait in Ohio is illegal?

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Most people would consider themselves law abiding citizens, but what if you broke the law without even knowing it? For instance, did you know that disrobing in front of a man’s portrait in Ohio is illegal?

A new exhibit opening at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York by Olivia Locher titled I Fought the Law sheds light on America’s most unusual laws.

The photographer’s satirical spin on these obscure laws raises points about politics and social conventions. It also serves as look into the hundreds of decisions, big and small, made by  politicians every year.

“The work you are about to experience depicts America’s most unusual laws. Several of them remain on the statute books, the majority of them were at one point removed, others never became laws (but came close!) and a few of them are complete myths,” Locher said in a statement.

Locher’s I Fought the Law will be shown from Sept. 14 to Oct. 21. Take a look at some of the photos below.

Olivia Locher: I Fought the Law
In Ohio it’s illegal to disrobe in front of a mans portrait. (Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York)
Olivia Locher: I Fought the Law
In California nobody is allowed to ride a bicyle in a swimming pool. (Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York)
Olivia Locher: I Fought the Law
In Oregon one may not test their physical endurance while driving a car on a highway. (Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York)
Olivia Locher: I Fought the Law
In Delaware it’s illegal to consume perfume. (Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York)
Olivia Locher: I Fought the Law
In Alabama it is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times. (Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York)
Olivia Locher: I Fought the Law
In Minnesota it’s illegal for a person to cross state lines with a bird atop their head. (Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York)
Olivia Locher: I Fought the Law
In North Carolina it is a misdemeanor to urinate on someone else. (Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York)
Olivia Locher: I Fought the Law
In Nevada it’s illegal to put an American flag on a bar of soap. (Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York)
Olivia Locher: I Fought the Law
In Pennsylvania it’s illegal to tie a dollar bill to a string and pull it away when someone tries to pick it up. (Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York)
Olivia Locher: I Fought the Law
In South Carolina it’s illegal to go fishing with dynamite. (Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York)
Olivia Locher: I Fought the Law
In Texas it is illegal for children to have unusual haricuts. (Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York)