October 1, 2009
Tate pulls controversial Shields photo
London's Tate Modern gallery has removed a controversial nude portrait of a 10-year-old Brooke Shields from an exhibition after a visit from police.
The photo, featuring the model and actress in heavy makeup and no clothes, was taken decades ago, reportedly with her mother's permission.People.com said members of the police Obscene Publications Unit went to the gallery Wednesday after receiving a complaint from the British child-advocacy group Kidscape because the image was to be displayed in the
Pop Life: Art in a Material Worldexhibition, starting Thursday.
The officers have specialist experience in this field and are keen to work with gallery management to ensure that they do not inadvertently break the law or cause any offense to their visitors, People.com quoted a Scotland Yard spokesman as saying.