At London's Tate Modern art gallery, a spotlight shines on a blank space where a photograph of a nude Brooke Shields, age 10, was supposed to hang. A sign warns, "This room contains images that some visitors may find challenging. The reason: an unexpected visit by police to check out the controversial image. The photograph, which shows the young Shields standing in a bathtub and wearing heavy makeup, was displayed recently in New York City and Paris without contest, but the prestigious modern-art museum in London has taken it down while police investigate whether it breaches British obscenity laws.
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Is a photograph of a year-old girl sitting naked in a bubble bath child porn? Though it's gotten some snap-happy parents in trouble , most reasonable people would say that it isn't. The image at issue is an infamous one shot by Garry Gross of a naked year-old Brooke Shields in the scenario described above. Now an investigation is under way to ensure that the gallery doesn't "inadvertently break the law or cause any offense to their visitors. Stateside, the original image, which was commissioned by Shields' stage mom, has a storied history. In , a U.
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Child abuse campaigners are furious at Tate Modern gallery's decision to show an 'obscene' picture of a naked year-old Brooke Shields. Yesterday critics called for the image of the star to be withdrawn from the new exhibition, which opens tomorrow, saying it was unacceptable. They claimed the picture would attract paedophiles to the gallery and said organisers should have taken advice from parents before deciding to show it. The exhibition also features huge sexually explicit images of penetration and works made from the pages of pornographic magazines.
His body of work is unknown, eclipsed by a single pictorial he undertook for American socialite Teri Shields. In , Garry 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. On this blog, the post of Brooke Shields which detailed the controversy remains the most visited entry , and comments there represent a veritable cross-section of pluralistic viewpoints and range from informed to inane. But apart from occasional interview, Gross remained in semi-retirement.