05/18/2015 10:31 am ET | Updated May 18, 2015

10 Classic Works Of Art Censored To Accommodate Fox 5's Delicate Sensibilities

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Pablo Picasso’s Women of Algiers (1955) sold at auction for a record-breaking $179 million on Monday. In reporting this story, NYC affiliate Fox 5 News thoughtfully blurred the distinctly cubist breasts on the famous painting’s abstract female figures.

Ahhh, that’s better.

As it turns out, the history of art is absolutely brimming with nipples, butts, vaginas, testicles and other fleshy unmentionables that have no business being seen by anyone who isn’t a trained medical professional.

Well, not anymore. Inspired by Fox 5, we’ve taken the liberty of de-smutting 10 more iconic yet family-unfriendly paintings and sculptures. Enjoy, and don’t forget: your body is shameful.

Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon


Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus


William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Cupid and Psyche as Children


Gustav Klimt, Judith and the Head of Holofernes


Michelangelo, The Creation of Adam


Jules Joseph Lefebvre, Odalisque


Unknown artist, Gabrielle d’Estrées et une de ses sœurs

unknown artist

Michelangelo, David


Unknown artist, Nursing Madonna

nursing madonna

Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2

nude descending

All original images via Wikimedia Commons.

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