Our culture makes a sexual fetish of youth, innocence and beauty

The corporate world seems intent on turning our little girls into Lolitas, writes Carol Hunt

SOME months ago, the Barbican held an exhibition of work entitled Seduced: Art and Sex from Antiquity to Now. The exhibition was strictly 18s and over. Even though Kate Bush, the head of the art galleries at the Barbican, promised a "no-holds barred" exhibition, she did add, "Auto-eroticism and fetishism are in. Paedophilia and violent imagery are most definitely out."