The days are numbered for a huge blue penis which set tongues wagging in Sweden this week. The penis, complete with bulging veins, appeared on the side of a Stockholm apartment block on Wednesday to the shock of residents.
Artist Carolina Falkholt painted the blue penis after being commissioned by Kollektivet Livet and Atrium Ljungberg. Her first penis mural only lasted days in New York. Camilla Klint, Atrium Ljungberg’s marketing head, said: ‘Of course we care about artistic freedom, but at the same time we must respect the opinion of our closest neighbours. ‘By letting it remain for a short period, we are offering anyone who’s interested a chance to experience the work.’
The company admitted there were plenty of people who liked the blue penis but others found it offensive.
Ms Falkholt, 42, claimed she thought her native Swedes would be more receptive to her giant penis than New Yorkers. The mural will be painted over in the next few weeks and visitors are urged to catch a glimpse of the girth whilst they can.