Tate Modern exhibition opens 100 years after police shut Paris show because painting showed woman's pubic hair
A hundred years ago police in Paris closed down a show by Modigliani because of his scandalous and indecent painting of a female nude which included, horror of horrors, pubic hair.
On Thursday, Tate Modern will exhibit 12 nudes by the artist and do not expect an eyelid to be batted. “It is really fantastic. We are so excited,” said Nancy Ireson, the gallery's curator of international art. “It is the largest group of his nudes which have ever been shown together in the UK.”