Saturday, June 07, 2008

Nudity is not obscenity

A couple of weeks ago the NSW police arrested 32 photographs by Australian Photographer Bill Henson on the grounds that they were child pornography. It caused a flurry of press and blogger activity around the globe in the time honoured tradition of Art v Porn.

Yesterday, surprise, surprise, the cops decided to drop the case and release the arrested on advice from their legal department that the charge would be impossible to sustain.

Ah well, a nice couple of weeks of free publicity for Mr Henson. Now if I could dream up something for my next exhibition in August, being invited to participate in the 7th Florence Biennale is nice but I don't think it will stir up much of a controversy.

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