The apparent seizure of one of Nan Goldin’s photographs in Tyneside is one of the funniest things i’ve read about in a long time. There is really little more one can do other than laugh at the righteously dull who get upset at what they consider to be obscene. We may as well open a new Secretum or Secret Museum and fully take on the Victorian distaste for art we consider disgusting.
The Crown Prosecution Service is now thoroughly examining a photograph that shows a young girl with her legs apart so that we may not be appalled, challenged or forced to think by a piece of art. Mary Whitehouse would have been proud. We need more artistic censorship.
Obviously this is brilliant publicity for the exhibition. For what its worth i’ve never considered Nan Goldin’s work to be all that shocking – or interesting to me. But though I’m not a fan she should have every right to display her art as she wishes.
Sunny adds: The same could be said about the news that the Royal Gala for the film Brick Lane has been cancelled amidst fears of protests. Here we go again…
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