First seen on the Huffington post A five-story mural of a blue penis painted on a Stockholm apartment building is to be covered up after locals mobilized against it.

The piece, by artist Carolina Falkholt, was up for only a week before neighbors began to take action. The company that owns the block, Atrium Ljungberg, told the local publication Aftonbladet they had received multiple complaints.

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Giant phallus painting on side of building by Carolina Falkholt
Giant phallus painting on side of building, Stockholm, Sweden – 11 Apr 2018

“Culture and art are important in developing interesting urban environments,” Camilla Klimt, Atrium Ljungberg’s marketing manager, told Aftonbladet, according to The Guardian. “Of course, we care about artistic freedom. But at the same time, we must respect neighbors’ opinions.”

 

 

Klimt added that they would let the penis remain for a short amount of time so others can enjoy the art before it’s painted over.

Read the rest of the story at the Huffington Post

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