Picasso's Nude Woman is there to stay at Edinburgh airport
- Varvara Bashkirova
- 8 August 2012
This article is from 2012.
Edinburgh Airport reinstates Picasso nude after it was covered due to passenger complaints
Several customers in Edinburgh Airport complained about the poster featuring Nude Woman in a Red Armchair, which was advertising Picasso and Modern British Art exhibition in the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art – highlight of the on-going Edinburgh Art Festival.
The airport administration decided to cover up the nude and contacted the Gallery requesting a different poster. However, later in the day the decision was made to reinstate the image at the International Arrivals terminal.
An Edinburgh Airport spokesperson said: "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 apologise - particularly to the exhibition organisers - for the confusion.
"As well as returning the image to its original display we also hope that the interest assists in further promoting the Picasso and Modern British Art exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art to the many visitors in Edinburgh at the moment."
Nude Woman in a Red Armchair belongs to a famous set of portraits that Picasso made of Marie-Thérèse Walter, one of his favourite models, and has been exhibited around the world. The exhibition in the Modern Art Gallery runs till 4 November.