On February 16, 1991, local newspapers were reporting that ‘if you like art shows, this is your weekend’. It went on to say that more than 250 artists were displaying their work at the Las Olas Art Fair.
Furthermore, there was at that time a gallery on the boulevard named the Apropos which was noted for erotic artwork. Just two doors away from Le Cafe de Paris at 701, the gallery was run by Laurie Clark.
She referred to it as “the only totally erotic art gallery in the country”.
The newspaper reported that during the art fair the gallery would be featuring nude models in the windows. It wasn’t the first time Laurie had done this. Passers-by had frequently looked in the gallery’s window and realized that statues don’t normally have tan lines or wear watches …