NYC Fox affiliate blurs out Picasso ‘nudity’

WNYW-TV, the Fox O&O in New York City, decided that the painted exposed breasts on a record-setting Pablo Picasso painting were too graphic to show its viewers — blurred them out.

The painting, officially known as “Women of Algiers,” fetched $160 million at an auction earlier this week, breaking the previous price of $14.3 million for Alberto Giacometti’s “Pointing Man,” has been regular fixture on local and national news broadcasts over the past few days, though most outlets are showing it uncensored.

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For the record, the unaltered version of the piece is shown at right so you can judge for yourself if what WNYW-TV blurred was, in fact, too hot for TV news.

H/T Mediaite

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