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'Child porn' pics seized from Elton’s collection

world Updated: Sep 26, 2007 22:15 IST

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Police in a child porn inquiry have seized a photograph from a controversial art collection owned by Sir Elton John.

Officers from Northumbria Police took the picture away after being called in by the management of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, Tyneside, just hours before it was due to go on display. Though the police have called the pic potentially “obscene”, they have refused to name the artist, reports the Daily Mail. The pic is from cult New York photographer Nan Goldin’s 149-frame ‘Thanksgiving’ collection that is owned by Sir Elton.

The image features two young girls one of whom was sitting down with her legs wide apart.

Goldin, a former heroin addict, is best known for her explicit pictures of friends and lovers taken in her New York apartment. Her work has previously been at the centre of child-porn inquiries. The collection is said to document Goldin’s life between 1973 and 1999.

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