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Size matters? Enormous penis graffiti pops up on NYC building — NSFW

Size matters? Enormous penis graffiti pops up on NYC building — NSFW”

Respected Swedish artist Carolina Falkholt painted a 50-foot high penis on the side of a building on Broome Street.

'I have never heard so much laughter and seen so many happy faces behind my back when painting as for today doing this wall on Broome Street, ' she added.

Naomi Pena, the district 1 community education council president, reportedly wrote to Baby Brasa, a Peruvian restaurant that runs street art foundation The New Allen, which commissioned the work, calling for the painting to be removed. Speaking to The Independent, one passerby said "crazy people will want it gone quickly, but this is the LES [Lower East Side]". She fired off an email yesterday to Baby Brasa, and copied local elected officials.

"Contrary to what developers and the folks you see in the street, there are thousands of people in this neighborhood who are raising their children here", she continued. I'm into street art, and I like it.

A woman who answered Mahfar's phone Wednesday said he is out of town and that a call from The Post was the first she'd heard of the giant organ. She believes it should be removed.

Falkholt is a well-known street artist renowned for her large-scale projects. Her work challenges old ideas of gender stereotypes and the use of the female body.

This? This is the most disgusting display of art you've ever seen? She is represented by Galleri Thomassen in Sweden. "Talking about these subjects in public space is a must for a healthy, nonviolent community/world". "And the dialogue created around feminist public art pieces raises awareness".

"Art is one of the only places left where we can truly be free and discuss whatever hard topics there are".

The mural was painted Sunday, Christmas Eve morning.

New York City covered up a giant penis mural after complaints from the building's landlord Thursday.

By Wednesday afternoon, the painters hired to eliminate the graffiti had done their work and the whole affair was just a bad memory. Many also questioned whether the building's owner, Samy Mahfar, was consulted. Within hours, workers showed up with scaffolding, apparently getting ready to paint over the mural. "It's weird, because it's so phallic that it's beyond sexual harassment", Avery Plewis, who was visiting from Toronto, said.

The next one knew, orders had been given for the mural to be painted over.

Many have lashed out labeling the painting offensive, while others applauded the Swedish artist. Falkholt's mural, Kelez said, will change throughout January 2018, as the project is meant to address a number of social issues, including sexual exploration and sexual abuse. Such a prominent piece of art was sure to generate plenty of reaction. "It doesn't offend me, but it doesn't bother me either, and I'm not going to spend a lot of time thinking about it".

We live in cultures where sexual violence and sexual abuse are constantly happening. According to reports, the owner of the building, who was not informed of the installation before it was put up, is planning to paint over the image. "It's art, man. At the end of the day, it's freedom of expression".



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