An art gallery in London was forced to remove a photograph of a naked woman and a swan after a passing police officer said it ‘condoned bestiality’.
The image – a depiction of the Greek myth of Leda and the Swan – was hanging in the window of The Scream gallery in Mayfair where it had featured for a month without receiving any complaints.
But a particularly sensitive member of the Met was left spitting feathers after he spotted Derrick Santini’s photograph from a bus window, and promptly ordered the gallery to take it down.
The gallery’s sales director Jag Mehta told the Telegraph: “It’s crazy. Perhaps the cultural references were lost on them.”
“They stood there and didn’t leave until we took the piece down.”
Santini himself, at least, is refusing to take the matter too seriously
“I guess it’s basically funny – the police reaction and shows a distinct lack of culture in the force” he told HuffPost.
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