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.
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.