Cops Block Naked Brooke Shields Pic in Art Gallery

Brooke Shields

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updated 10/01/2009 AT 8:00 AM ET

originally published 10/01/2009 AT 8:30 AM ET

A nude portrait of Brooke Shields taken when she was 10 has been removed from a major London exhibition after police visited the gallery.

Artist Richard Prince’s photograph, set to be shown starting Thursday as part of the “Pop Life: Art in a Material World” exhibition at the Tate Modern, had raised the indignation of children’s advocates. The room containing the shot of Shields, now 44, has been closed

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