Porn and the Art Market - artmarketblog.com You have probably all heard or read something about the controversial works of Australian photographer Bill Henson that have been confiscated by police due to the use of naked underage girls.
Hensonís work is art or not is not the primary issue. I also genuinely believe that Hensonís motives were genuinely artistic and that in no way is Bill Henson a paedophile. Having said this, the life of a child is far more important than anything related to art and artistic freedom.
Photo of Bill Henson and one of his works by: Jon Reid
**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.