Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker

Whitewashing Art

There's a naked picture of a 10-year-old Brooke Shields on show at The Tate Gallery in London.

Or at least there was:
A Scotland Yard spokesman said they were working with gallery staff to ensure they do not "break the law or cause any offence to their visitors."

On the first point - that's great, working to uphold the law is what the police are there for. Although I'd like to hope that this is clearly a case where art is clearly not the same thing as pornography.

On the seond point - what the fuck? Since when does art have _any_ obligation to avoid causing offence?

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