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Picasso Blurred by Fox Affiliate to Make Bare Breasts Invisible

By    |   Friday, 15 May 2015 09:11 AM

A famous Picasso painting that recently sold for $180 million was partially blurred during a local New York morning news segment, to keep women's bare breasts from being visible, causing a stir among art lovers.

WNYW-TV, known locally as Fox 5 New York, chose to blur out the breasts in Pablo Picasso's "Women of Algiers" during its 10 p.m. broadcast on Monday, Mediaite.com reported.

This censorship pained New York magazine art critic Jerry Saltz, who took to Twitter to criticize the news station. His post soon got over a thousand retweets.


Saltz attributed the censorship to "conservative" Fox News, however it should be pointed out that WNYW-TV is separate from the national cable television network Fox News Channel. Saltz appeared to be confused about that.

After investigating the matter, a representative noted that WNYW's early morning show, "Good Day New York," had aired a picture of the painting completely uncensored earlier on Monday, indicating it was the producers of the evening broadcast who'd made the decision to censor.

The rep also pointed out that the hosts of "Good Day New York" reported on the censorship controversy on Thursday, and even poked a little fun at the producers of the evening broadcast.



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