Picasso's 'Nude Woman' not too rude for airport, despite complaints

Pablo Picasso's 'Nude Woman in a Red Armchair' at the 'Picasso and Modern British Art' exhibition at the Tate gallery in London. Edinburgh Airport has reversed its decision to remove a print of the image.
Pablo Picasso's 'Nude Woman in a Red Armchair' at the 'Picasso and Modern British Art' exhibition at the Tate gallery in London. Edinburgh Airport has reversed its decision to remove a print of the image. Photo: AFP

Edinburgh Airport reinstated a print of Picasso's Nude Woman in a Red Armchair in the international arrivals lounge after it was covered up following complaints by some passengers.

The airport covered the print, which promotes an exhibition of Picasso and Modern Art at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, with white vinyl last week.

"The initial decision was a reaction to passenger feedback, which we do always take seriously," said a spokeswoman for Edinburgh Airport in an e-mailed statement.

"However on reflection we are more than happy to display the image in the terminal and we apologise, particulary to the exhibition organisers, for the confusion."

BAA sold its Edinburgh terminal, Scotland's busiest airport, to US buyout firm Global Infrastructure Partners Ltd. for 807.2 million pounds in April after antitrust operators ordered a breakup.

Bloomberg

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