T he Richard Prince photograph of Brooke Shields that Tate Modern recently withdrew from the exhibition Pop Life, after Scotland Yard suggested it might break obscenity laws, travelled across the Atlantic carrying a long history of controversy. It shows a year-old Shields, oiled and glistening, naked and made-up, posing in a marble bathtub with a seductive danger that belies her years. It tells you everything about what we fear and desire.
Children's campaigners in the U. The controversial photograph has been separated from the other exhibits and hangs in its own room behind a closed door, with a notice warning visitors they may find the work "challenging". The move has been met with fury by children's campaigners, who have branded it a "magnet" for paedophiles.
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Succumbing to pressure from the police, the Tate Modern in London has removed a Richard Prince photo that features Brooke Shields, age 10, wearing lots of makeup, prepubescent and nude. If the idea that such a photo exists is a little dizzying to you, its origins might make you downright queasy. Now, as a mom, there is a lot that is cringe-worthy about this bit of information for me a ten-year old?
Michelle SmithDeakin University. The passing of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner prompted both positive and negative eulogising. From one perspective, he was a revolutionary who helped to dismantle the long-standing secrecy and shame surrounding sexuality.
Brooke Christa Shields born May 31, is an American actress and model. She was initially a child model and gained critical acclaim at age 12 for her leading role in Louis Malle 's film Pretty Babyin which she played a child prostitute in New Orleans at the beginning of the 20th century. Shields garnered widespread notoriety in the role, and she continued to model into her late teenage years and starred in several dramas in the s, including The Blue Lagoonand Franco Zeffirelli 's Endless Love
A controversial piece of art based on a nude photograph of actress Brook Shields has been removed from a London art exhibit over concerns that it breaches the U. The piece shows a year-old Shields, nude, oiled, and heavily made-up, standing in a bathtub and looking directly at the camera. The Tate Modern took down the provocative piece called "Spiritual America" by American artist, Richard Prince, after Metropolitan Police launched an investigation.
Snopes needs your help! Learn more. This series of photographs has been the source for controversy for decades.
His body of work is unknown, eclipsed by a single pictorial he undertook for American socialite Teri Shields. InGarry Gross scribbled his name into a dubious footnote in the history of photography by photographing a nude year-old Brooke Shields. The rest was history — and a rancorous one as that.