Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Great big blue veiny cocks!

When I was at school I used to draw penises everywhere, on my friends’ school bags, on their honework, school desks, you name it.

It seems nob-loving artist Carolina Falkholt was the same, but kept on doing it with increasing artistic flair, and  withincreasing size until they covered the entire side of a five storey building. The whopping blue stonker on a yellow background is meant to echo the colours of the Swedish flag and promote “debate.”

The people who live in the area and confronted by this gargantuan blue shlong every time they look out the window or walk down the street have certainly contributed to the discussion.

I can imagine teachers asking a six year old Carolina what she wanted to do when she grew up. It just goes to show you can find success and fame if you do anything better than anyone else!

Semen Simon

 


 

Enormous blue penis mural erected on a building in Stockholm

By Rachel Thompson

 

Yet another giant penis mural has popped up. Now, there’s a sentence you weren’t expecting to read.

You might recall an enormous pink penis appeared on the side of a building in Broome St. in New York City on Christmas Eve—only to be painted over days later. This time the five-storey-high turgid penis is bright blue and painted on the side of a building in Kungsholmen island, Stockholm, Sweden.

Swedish artist Carolina Falkholt is the creator of both penis murals. Her most recent work in her native Sweden is entitled “Fuck the World”.

But, this absolutely enormous phallus will have a similar fate to that of its New York City counterpart. Following complaints from neighbours, the mural will be painted over a mere week after being erected last Wednesday.

Atrium Ljungberg, the company that manages the street, told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that they intended to “respect neighbours’ opinions”.

“Culture and art are important in developing interesting urban environments,” said Camilla Klimt, marketing manager at Atrium Ljungberg. “Of course, we care about artistic freedom. But at the same time, we must respect neighbours’ opinions.”

Indeed, the penis mural has caused quite the stir in the area, it seems. Banners reading “keep your penis inside” have been fixed to the mural.

Prior to the announcement that the mural would be painted over, Falkholt told the Guardianthat she believed the mural would be allowed to stay in Stockholm.

“I think perhaps it will be allowed to remain here, people will get the message and let it take its place in the debate,” she told the Guardian. “I think there’s more intellectual space to discuss the subject, in a nuanced way.”

 


Source: https://mashable.com/2018/04/16/penis-mural-stockholm-sweden/#6txEtwbpQiq1

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