By: Steve Dellar | 04-16-2018 | News
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Sweden - ‘Mural Member’ Artist Has Stockholm Residents Upset

Last year, we told you about the discontent of Brooklyn residents when a mural of a giant penis popped up on one of their building walls. At the time, Swedish street artist Miss Carolina Falkholt had painted a giant ‘dick’ on the side of 303 Broome Street in New York on Christmas Eve.

The work was removed after numerous complaints from local residents.

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By now, the Swedish artist has returned to her native Stockholm where she has done the same, this time in the national flag colors yellow and blue. Her neighbors are however not impressed and have demanded that the five-storey high depiction of the erect blue penis be painted over.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Carolina Falkholt … standing proud on the streets of Stockholm right now. Well, at least for the next couple of days. . . . . <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#carolinafalkholt</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#streetartstockholm</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#gatukonststockholm</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#globalstreetart</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#globalurbanart</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#streetart</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#urbanart</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#gatukonst</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mu</a>… <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; The Scarlett Gallery (@Scarlettgallery) <a href="">April 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Swedish capital’s central Kungsholmen island is now a tourist attraction richer of course, but the company that owns the block where the art is depicted, Atrium Ljungberg, said via its Marketing Manager, Miss Camilla Klimt, that the firm would remove the mural in the next few days after numerous complaints from neighbors.

Miss Klimt: “Culture and art are important in developing interesting urban environments.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The company <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PettersUnderwear</a> vandalized <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#carolinafalkholt</a>’s <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#StreetArt</a> 😡 That’s NOT right!!!! <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#marketingDoneWrong</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Mariví Nadal (@texynadal) <a href="">April 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“Of course, we care about artistic freedom. But at the same time, we must respect neighbours’ opinions.”


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