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Artist Bill Henson Investigated for Child Porn

They had this guy on the news yesterday and I just do not see the artistic value in photographing a naked 13 year old girl:

POLICE say they expect to lay charges after seizing more than 20 photographs from a controversial exhibition in Sydney that features images of naked 12- and 13-year-old girls.

Rose Bay Local Area Commander Allan Sicard said NSW Police expected to prosecute over the images by artist Bill Henson, which were to go on display at the Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in Paddington last night.

The exhibition was shut down just before it was due to open.  [News.com]

You can view some of Henson’s photographs here.  They are quite creepy.  You can see more blog reactions here.

What I’m wondering is if this garbage is subsidized by the government or not?

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