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Old Aug 8, 12, 12:17 pm   #1
 
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OT: The nude woman in Edinburgh Airport - Would you be offended?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-19177968

Having read this on the BBC news would anyone here complain about it being on display at the Airport?

It is art, by arguably one of the world's finest artists, and it is on public display anyhow. I personally cannot see why folks would make a complaint but everyone has different views on these things I suppose.

So what do folks think?




Edinburgh Airport in Picasso nude complaints U-turn


Edinburgh Airport has u-turned on its decision to cover up a poster featuring a Picasso nude following complaints.

Nude Woman in a Red Armchair was advertising the Picasso and Modern British Art exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

However, the airport decided to cover the image after several complaints from passengers in international departures.

After gallery chiefs branded the move "bizarre", the airport has backed down and removed the cover.

The Picasso and Modern British Art exhibition runs until 4 November.

John Leighton, director-general of the National Galleries of Scotland, said: "It is obviously bizarre that all kinds of images of women in various states of dress and undress can be used in contemporary advertising without comment, but somehow a painted nude by one of the world's most famous artists is found to be disturbing and has to be removed.

"I hope that the public will come and see the real thing, which is a joyous and affectionate portrait of one of Picasso's favourite models, an image that has been shown around the world."

An Edinburgh Airport spokesperson said: "We have now reviewed our original decision and reinstated the image.

"The initial decision was a reaction to passenger feedback, which we do always take seriously.

"However on reflection we are more than happy to display the image in the terminal and we'd like to apologise, particularly to the exhibition organisers, for the confusion."

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Old Aug 8, 12, 12:20 pm   #2
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I'm not offended by it at all.
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People are offended by that? Good grief.
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Isn't that Pucci Galore?
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I would be offended by a decision to cover it up.
Indeed.
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Old Aug 8, 12, 12:33 pm   #6
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It's a well known fact that Edinburgh folk are simply a bit weird.

As a Glaswegian I can confirm this.
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Good heavens. It's not even close to looking like most of the real naked women I've seen.

Although, there was that one time ...
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They have the US senate ( it could be congress) they had lady justice covered up when John Ashcroft was the AG... Talk about double standards.
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After having been scared witless by the Teselecta Woman Projection before security the nude lady is a simple joy to behold.
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How anyone be offended by that beggars belief!
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Old Aug 8, 12, 12:42 pm   #12
 
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Life Imitates Art....

This reminds me of the Simpsons episode where Michaelangelo's David is brought to Springfield and the townfolk are outraged.

But it's just another example where a few people spoil it for the rest of us. For Heaven's sake, this is art, by one of the greatest artists of the last century. It's on display in a public place and the airport authorities should not give way to these complaints
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I see HIDDY's been drawing again in his spare time. Could be worse.
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Old Aug 8, 12, 12:48 pm   #14
 
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It's a well known fact that Edinburgh folk are simply a bit weird.

As a Glaswegian I can confirm this.
As someone who came from just outside Glasgow and well away from Edinburgh I can confirm that Edinburgh folk are weird.

In fact the Big Yin himself (Billy Connolly) once "said there is more fun to be had at a Glasgow Funeral than there is at an Edinburgh Wedding".

That aside I was relieved when I read the story as opposed to what the title conjured up


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People are offended by that? Good grief.
I know Nothing offensive about that.

People need to get a life.
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