One of Britain's most prestigious art galleries has reportedly removed a nude photo of actress Brooke Shields as a child. The Tate Modern had been planning to include the photo of Shields, aged 10, wearing heavy make-up and taken from the knees up, in its new Pop Life exhibition which opens to the public on Thursday local time. The picture, taken by American artist Richard Prince and called Spiritual America, was removed from display by gallery officials after a visit from the police Obscene Publications Unit, according to The Guardian newspaper. A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that officers from the unit had met Tate staff on Wednesday. The image of Shields was of potential concern to police because it was of a year-old and could be viewed as sexually provocative, the newspaper reported, quoting sources. The work, which is a photograph of a photograph, was recently shown in New York at the Guggenheim Museum without attracting major controversy.
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Richard Prince, the very famous year-old artist, loved Instagram. It was enjoyable. It reminded me of a free concert. Instagram has been owned by Facebook since Which is why, on the afternoon of March 5, when he pulled out his iPhone to show a friend an image while the two were having lunch near his townhouse on the Upper East Side, he was shocked.
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The room is dark red and womb like. On one wall hangs a photograph, fairly small, surrounded by a wide, white mount inside a tacky gilt frame. You have to get close to really see the image. This is where the complications begin.
A nude photo of a year-old Brooke Shields has been pulled from an exhibition at Tate Modern. The photograph of the Blue Lagoon star was removed following a police-led pornography investigation, BBC News reports. The Richard Price 'Spiritual America' piece showed the actress from the knees up in the nude, while she was covered in oil and sporting makeup. Gallery executives had sought legal advice before putting the work on display, while Scotland Yard worked with the staff at Tate to make sure that they "didn't break the law or cause any offence to their visitors".