A mural of an erect penis was painted on an apartment building on Broome Street in the Lower East Side of New York on Christmas Eve, then painted over in the days after.
The ‘art’ was commissioned by a local street art foundation and made by a Swedish artist, Carolina Falkholt as a companion to a vigina mural she painted on a neighbouring building.
Speaking with the Guardian Australia, Falkholt explained that she would normally: “paint giant vaginas, pussies and cunts, and since I had just finished one on the side of a five-storey building, I felt like a dick was needed. The wall space on Broome was a perfect fit for it.”
Complaints about the ‘art’ included that the art was a form of visual sexual harassment.