Edinburgh Airport in a fix over nude PicassoAugust 9th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Edinburgh, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After customers complained of the picture of a nude woman on a red armchair at the Edinburgh Airport, the picture was covered by the airport administration but was later uncovered.
The picture which is advertising Picasso and Modern British art exhibition was covered for sometime and the airport officials contacted the Scottish National Gallery which is the one using the poster to advertise the ongoing Edinburgh Arts Festival. After a while however, a different poster was not brought and the airport administrators decided not to bring down the poster.
The poster is one of the many that Picasso made and covering it up was a reaction by the airport to the passenger feedback which the airport takes very seriously. The airport decided that the poster was going to stay and they apologized to the art gallery for the confusion that they caused. The airport has learnt a lesson that the quick reaction brought them embarrassment. They should not have covered the portrait up at all. The image is being used for advertising and it is a piece of art that should be appreciated and not covered up as the airport later realized when they were told so by the managers and organizers of the arts festival and the Scottish Gallery.
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