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Tate pulls convicted artist's work from collection

Thursday - 4/4/2013, 11:50am  ET

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Tate art collection says it has removed more than 30 prints by the artist Graham Ovenden from its online collection following his conviction for child sex offenses.

The 70-year-old artist was found guilty Tuesday of six charges of indecency with a child and one count of indecent assault. Prosecutors accused Ovenden of abusing children while they modeled for him, but he had denied all charges.

In a statement Thursday, the Tate -- which runs the Tate Modern and Tate Britain galleries in London -- said it is seeking further information after Ovenden's conviction, and will pull his prints from its online collection until it finishes a review.

The 34 prints, given to the Tate in 1975, include images of naked young girls.


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