Nan Goldin’s Klara and Edda Belly Dancing photo seen here created a furor when Elton John’s numbered copy was seized from an art exhibit by British police.

Klara and Edda Belly Dancing Photo

The Klara and Edda belly-dancing Nan Goldin photo has been exhibited numerous times at major art shows without any controversy. The photo shown here has been blurred slightly to avoid all the Nan Goldin haters out there who claim the Klara and Edda picture is child porn.

Sorry, but it really is art. It may not be your idea of art, but Nan Goldin is a highly respected photographer and artist.

Numbered editions of the Klara and Edda belly-dancing by Nan Goldin print in a 30″ x 40″ size from Goldin’s The Devil’s Playground are highly sought after by collectors and sell for thousands of dollars at high-end auction houses like Sotheby’s.

Elton John Klara and Edda Belly Dancing child porn controversy

So why the big fuss now about the innocent Klara and Edda belly dancing picture? It’s partly because Elton John is a gay celebrity and partly because certain people believe any photograph depicting any type of child nudity should be banned from public view.

Bottom line: The thought police nazis don’t like Nan Goldin’s work, so here’s a montage of some of her other controversial photos:

Nan Goldin pictures

And by the way, you can get your own copy by purchasing Nan Goldin’s The Devil’s Playground (Phaidon, 2003). Of course, the haters and book burners may get there first, so you’d better hurry.

And that’s the real deal about the controversy surrounding Klara and Edda Belly Dancing.