The Guardian reports that the piece was taken down before Pop Life opened to members yesterday and to the public today, and the exhibition catalog that features a reproduction of the piece has been withdrawn from sale.
The cops issued the warning after seeing media coverage of the exhibition and without receiving any complaints from visitors, which makes this sound more like censorship than anything. After all, the photograph was going to be hanging with a warning label in a public museum, not a porn shop. Isn't the very act of prohibiting museum visitors from seeing a difficult and troubling work of art that features a sexualized child basically tantamount to treating them like children? Let people decide for themselves what's obscene and what isn't. (Artforum)