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The Modigliani Moment

The Modigliani Moment

Following a record-breaking auction at Christie’s, the 20th-century painting of a nude woman took over social media.

On Monday night, Amedeo Modigliani’s painting Nu couché (Reclining Nude) was auctioned off for $170.4 million. Immediately, media outlets began reporting on the news—many of which censored out the subject’s breasts and genitals. Here, the Internet’s response.

hey @instagram looks dumb right? #freethenipple #art #modigliani #nucouché

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Instagram censorship in a nutshell #GeorgiaOKeeffe #Modigliani

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In progress… #Modigliani #Christies

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