20 Aug, 2012 @ 12:13
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Picasso wreaks havoc in Scottish airport

picasso nude woman in a red chair

PICASSO continues to cause controversy from beyond the grave after forcing Edinburgh Airport into an embarrassing U-turn.

Red-faced officials had been displaying the Malaga-born artist’s painting Nude Woman in a Red Armchair as part of an advertising campaign for an exhibition, but were forced to cover it up following a string of complaints from passengers.

The image – showing Picasso’s mistress Marie-Therese Walter reclining naked on a chair – was later reinstated.

“On reflection we are more than happy to display the image in the terminal and we would like to apologise, particularly to the exhibition organisers, for the confusion,” said an airport spokesman.

Meanwhile, Malaga’s Picasso Museum has announced details of its autumn programme of events, which will include exhibitions, poetry readings and family theatre.

For more information, visit www.museopicassomalaga.org.

Eloise Horsfield

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  1. Be jeebers – if my great friends in Scotland were “offended” because they felt this to be a sordid depiction of a woman – not a true Scottish Lady, for sure! Get your glasses on! ps. this is supposed be “art”. Picasso would have LOVED my Golden Retriever with 8 boobies..OK! Wouldn’t make the Airport.
    For irony about “tastes in art” -look up the Tate Museum in London for the “free-standing modern art exhibit” that was THROWN OUT WITH TRASH one PM (Prime Minister?) by a cleaning lady, because she believed this pile of “trash” was left to be thrown away!
    Art, like beauty is a personal preference thing. PMs too.

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