After a complaint from departing passengers, the Edinburgh Airport decided to cover up posters advertising a Picasso exhibit at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
The poster features the painting “Nude Woman in a Red Armchair”, which is a stylized portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter, Picasso’s mistress.
The director-general of the National Galleries of Scotland, John Leighton was quick to point out to the BBC:
?It is obviously bizarre that all kinds of images of women in various states of dress and undress can be used in contemporary advertising without comment, but somehow a painted nude by one of the world?s most famous artists is found to be disturbing and has to be removed.?
Thankfully, the airport decided to reserve the decision and allow “Nude Woman in a Red Armchair” to be displayed.