Picasso nude restored at Edinburgh Airport after absurd scandal

A poster of Picasso’s "Nude Woman in a Red Armchair" advertising the "Picasso & Modern British Art" exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art was restored at Edinburgh Airport last week after an excellent tongue-lashing from John Leighton, logical person and director-general of the National Galleries of Scotland. Apparently naked breasts are so sexual, so naughty, so offensive, that even their abstracted form painted by a famous artist, still ruffled enough feathers amongst passengers to be removed and a less “scandalous” poster requested by the airline.

"It is obviously bizarre that all kinds of images of women in various states of dress and undress can be used in contemporary advertising without comment, but somehow a painted nude by one of the world's most famous artists is found to be disturbing and has to be removed," says Leighton.