Marie-Thérèse Offends in Edinburgh

The New York Times reports that a poster advertising a show of Picasso at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh caused offense to some passengers passing by it because the painting depected in the poster, Nude Woman in a Red Armchair, (1932) shows Picasso’s lover Marie-Thérèse Walter nude.

The museum resolved to cover her with a piece of white paper, but then changed its mind. From the story:

A spokesperson for the airport later told the BBC: “We have now reviewed our original decision and reinstated the image. The initial decision was a reaction to passenger feedback, which we do always take seriously. However on reflection we are more than happy to display the image in the terminal and we’d like to apologize, particularly to the exhibition organizers, for the confusion.”