A New York City art gallery has riled its Orthodox Jewish neighbors after hosting a provocative display featuring paintings of naked people engaged in sex.

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The Allegra LaViola Gallery is featuring an exhibit called, "Pornucopia," and some of the pieces are visible through the gallery's windows - not too far from a Jewish school.

"This is disgusting," teacher Miriam Katz told the New York Post. "This is absolutely unacceptable. My students are innocent children and they walk by and shouldn't be exposed to this disgrace. This is pornography."

But the owner of the gallery said she has every right to display the paintings. Among her collection, are pieces of art named, "Hot and Bothered," "Young Girl on Doll," and "Crap and Sh--."

"I got a very angry rant call from a man saying we were putting pornography in the public sphere," said owner Allegra LaViola. "We said it's an art gallery, we're allowed to put this up."

Local parents suggested the gallery put up curtains to shield the school children who walk by the shop - but the owner refused.

"I said...we actually live in New York City, not in the woods of Maine," LaViola told the Post.

Rebetzin Esther Horowitz runs a nearby preschool. She was incensed.

"In any neighborhood, these things shouldn't be in full view," she told the newspaper. "I don't know what this world is becoming."