Jerry Saltz: Why Did Fox Blur Out Picasso’s Naughty Bits?


When New York's local Fox affiliate showed Picasso's record-breaking Les Femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’), the 1955 canvas that sold for $179,365,000 at Christie's on Monday, it censored it. Of course, the only thing obscene about it was the price. A tweet from our senior art critic Jerry Saltz kicked off what will surely be the art meme of the month. (Notice that the backside of one of the figures is unblurred — such are our standards.)