Aussie art in another 'nude minor' controversyMikey 12 comments
It hasn't been all that long since the last controversial art exhibition over here in Australia that depicted nude minors, and now an Australian art magazine is in hot water for a similar reason, this time for having a nude minor on the cover of their latest issue.
Not surprisingly our PM Kevin Rudd has labelled it "disgusting" and even less surprising the art community are infuriated at his comments. Said Rudd:
"We're talking about the innocence of little children here. A little child cannot answer for themselves about whether they wish to be depicted in this way"
I for one can't help but notice the short time length between the last nude minor controversy and this one, both of which while will spark heavy debate and alienate some people, will at the same time draw obscene amounts of exposure which typically translates into more sales.
Rudd says officials will be investigating the funding of the magazine, presumably to make sure his Government doesn't have any involvement and if it does, it wont any more.
Judge for yourself.