San Francisco: Facebook has blocked an Australian auction house from advertising an acclaimed artist’s painting depicting nude figures. The Melbourne art auction house Mossgreen accused the social network giant of “living in the 1950s”.
Charles Blackman’s oil work Women Lovers features two nude women resting on a bed beside a cat. Mossgreen tried to promote it on Facebook, but the social media network rejected it for “advertising adult products or services,” the BBC reported.
Mossgreen chief executive Paul Summer said, “This is a very beautiful image that is not overtly sexual in any shape or form,” he told the BBC. “It’s like going back to the 1950s.”