new york - A meter-high penis on the side of a building in New York has led to so much consternation among local residents that the painting is overpainted.
That reports The Independent. On Christmas Eve, a team from the Swedish artist Carolina Falkholt painted the image on a wall. Some locals find it obscene, others think it fits perfectly with the mourning character of Lower East Side.
District resident Naomi Pena was white. 'The most tasteless thing I've ever seen,' she calls the painting. 'I had to explain to my eight-year-old twins what this is. They said: Mom, what's dirty, what's that? 'She says to New York Daily News.
Ye Su, who works at a Buddhist temple, is not happy about it either. 'At first I thought it was a flower', the woman claims. 'They have gone crazy. There is a temple, a church, a school and a park here. '
In a statement, artist Falkholt says that it is about 'not being shameless about your body' and honestly speaking for your 'sexual me', she writes to NBC. Falkholt had just painted an abstract vagina on a wall.
According to American media, the owner of the building on which the penis can be seen was not informed. He would eventually have decided to paint over the image.