When Brooke Shields was 10-years-old her mother stripped off her clothes, oiled her down, slapped some make-up on her and put her in a tub to pose for photographer Garry Gross (too easy). The photo was commissioned by Brook’s mom who immediately signed the rights away. The photograph was later photographed by New York artist Richard Prince. Up until yesterday, the picture-of-the-picture (CONFUZING) been hanging in the Tate Modern in London, but after a visit from the police, Pedo Bear’s favorite cell phone wallpaper has been removed from the museum. This was the first (and I”m guessing the last) time the photo has been exhibited in Britain.
The police are currently trying to figure out if the picture breaks child porn laws over there. Children’s campaigners already piped in and said they felt the picture was a “magnet” for pedos. Hmm. That might explain why Gary Glitter temporarily moved into the Tate Modern’s bathroom last week.
Gary Gross said he was disappointed that the British police considered it child porn. Mr. Gross told the Telegraph, “It certainly doesn’t breach child pornography laws here because a judge said so. In order for it to be considered pornographic here, she would have to be doing something sensual or sexual. But she’s not. She’s just sitting in the bathtub.”
The picture may not be hanging in the Tate Modern right now, but it is hanging all over the damn internet, so pedos can continue to gawk at there. Google it if you want a visit from Chris Hansen. He likes his iced tea with just a touch of hummingbird juice.
I’m guessing they yanked the portrait from Britain, because they are bringing it to the US as a way to lure Roman Polanski here. Dude is already on a plane. That was Detective La Toya’s genius idea. Of course.