Here’s the latest about British artist Graham Ovenden, who was convicted earlier this week for multiple child sex offenses: the Tate in London has removed more than 30 of his prints from its online collection.
The Tate also won’t be showing any of his works by appointment, or at its Tate Modern and Tate Britain galleries, until it has more information and a full review is completed, it said in a statement on Thursday.
Ovenden, 70, was accused of abusing children who had modeled in the nude for him. He has denied the charges. But at Truro Crown Court on Tuesday, he was found guilty of six charges of indecency with a child and one count of indecent assault.
According to The Independent, the court suspected that his modeling sessions, at which he made some girls dress in Victorian clothing before removing it, were more about child abuse than portraiture.