Almost 100 years after it was painted, Amedeo Modigliani's Nu Couché, or Reclining Nude, is apparently too much for some TV audiences.

The artwork became the second most expensive to ever be sold at auction when Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian bought it for $170.4 million (£113 million) this week.

CNBC and Bloomberg TV felt compelled to censor the painting for viewers, however.

The Financial Times international edition was also reportedly censored for readers in the Middle East.

Fox News pulled a similar trick when it covered the most expensive painting ever sold at auction - Picasso's Les Femmes d'Alger - in May.

On its website at least, is now opting not to include images at all.

HT Maxim

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