Thursday, 16 August 2007

Censorship in Art

Stanley Kubrick's Lolita with Sue Lyon (1962)The Barbican in London is gearing itself up for its Autumn biggie: Seduced: Art and Sex from Antiquity to Now, an exhibition of steamy art which begins in October. Back in February, BBC News published an item on this show, which will bar under-18s "due to the explicit material on display" (CLICK). I've already shown you Queen Victoria's fig leaf, one of the "explicit" pieces on display (CLICK). So don't get too excited! English Art Nouveau artist Aubrey Beardsley is probably as rude as it gets. However, as a taster for this exhibition, the Barbican is showing a week-long festival of censored movies Seduced - Sex and Censorship in the Cinema, which begins on 18 August. You can see Stanley Kubrick's 1962 movie Lolita including the "several" minutes chopped from it by the UK censor, among other treats. Remember Sue Lyon sucking her lollipop?


At 23/5/08, Anonymous sexleksaker said...

Many thanks!

At 23/5/08, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Ah! Enjoyed the Lolita movie, did you? You're welcome.


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