Museum Yanks Nude Photo of Tween Brooke
Newser — The Tate Modern has yanked a nude photo of a young Brooke Shields from an exhibit following a visit by police investigating whether the picture violates child pornography laws in Britain. The controversial photo by New York artist Richard Prince shows a heavily made-up year-old Shields standing naked in a bathtub.
Angry critics charged the photo encouraged pedophilia. The photograph is similar to a scene from the movie Pretty Baby in which Shields plays the young daughter of a prostitute nude virginity is auctioned off at the age of We are in discussions with police," a museum spokesman tells the Telegraph. The Brooke was displaying the photo, photos Spiritual Americain a separate room behind a closed door with a warning that the work was "challenging.
The actress waged an unsuccessful court battle to gain control of the negatives after her mother signed away the rights. Posted Oct 1, 3: Brooke Shields speaks at the memorial service for music shields Michael Jackson in Los Angeles earlier this year.
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