Michelle Smith has previously received funding from the Australian Research Council. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. The passing of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner prompted both positive and negative eulogising.
T he Richard Prince photograph of Brooke Shields that Tate Modern recently withdrew from the exhibition Pop Life, after Scotland Yard suggested it might break obscenity laws, travelled across the Atlantic carrying a long history of controversy. It shows a year-old Shields, oiled and glistening, naked and made-up, posing in a marble bathtub with a seductive danger that belies her years. It tells you everything about what we fear and desire.
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 Yesterday critics called for the image of the star to be withdrawn from the new exhibition, which opens tomorrow, saying it was unacceptable.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.
By Anita SinghShowbusiness Editor. The child actress is shown standing naked in a bathtub, staring directly at the viewer, with a heavily-made up face and an oiled torso. So controversial is the photograph that it has been separated from the other exhibits and hangs in its own room behind a closed door. A notice on the door warns visitors that they may find the work "challenging".
The state's highest court ruled that consent forms signed in by Miss Shields mother, Teri Shields, were valid and unrestricted concerning time and use. Associate Judge Matthew Jasen dissented. Photographer Garry Gross appealed a lower court decision which barred him permanently from using the pictures for advertising or trade.
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 troublemost 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.
His body of work is unknown, eclipsed by a single pictorial he undertook for American socialite Teri Shields. InGarry 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.
Michelle SmithDeakin University. The passing of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner prompted both positive and negative eulogising. From one perspective, he was a revolutionary who helped to dismantle the long-standing secrecy and shame surrounding sexuality.
Succumbing to pressure from the police, the Tate Modern in London has removed a Richard Prince photo that features Brooke Shields, age 10, wearing lots of makeup, prepubescent and nude. If the idea that such a photo exists is a little dizzying to you, its origins might make you downright queasy. Now, as a mom, there is a lot that is cringe-worthy about this bit of information for me a ten-year old?