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Is This Picasso Too Sexy for Edinburgh Airport?

August 13, 2012 at 9:35 AM | by | ()

There’s a little bit of a controversy brewing at Scotland's Edinburgh Airport, but it has nothing to do with baggage fees or airport security. This time it’s an airport advertisement that’s getting passengers all hot and bothered.

On loan from the collections of the Tate over in London, Picasso’s Nude Woman in a Red Armchair is now on the wall at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. An airport advertisement was just trying to get people excited for the new exhibit and to sell some tickets, but apparently the "provocative" display of modern art is not appropriate for an airport—at least according to some passengers.

Initially the airport succumbed to the pressure from prude passengers, as they covered up the risqué reproduction. However, eventually they decided that people should be able to handle something like this, and they decided to let the advertisement and art do its thing.

We agree with the airport’s decision to just leave the thing up. If anything, this has probably brought some attention to the exhibit and the museum, so hopefully they'll get their wish to sell even more tickets.

If you’re interested in attending, the Picasso and Modern British Art exhibition runs through November 4 and tickets will set you back £10.

[Photo: Tate]

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