Four-Story Penis Artwork Roils Lower Manhattan

The New York Daily News reports:

It’s a four-story outdoor art installation that’s hard to ignore. Residents of the Lower East Side awoke Christmas morning to find an enormous penis painted on the side of a Broome St. apartment building — courtesy of a Swedish-born artist.

“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,” wrote Carolina Falkholt on Facebook after finishing the piece.

Falkholt, 40, is a well-known street artist renowned for her large-scale projects. A second Falkhalt painting on Pike St. on the Lower East Side features a far more abstract mural of a vagina. Her Instagram feed, featuring a photo of the painted phallus, has become home to a debate over its placement in a residential area.

More from NBC News:

The post quickly garnered the ire of Instagrammers, with many calling the installation offensive.

“Y’all Wnna come mess up are neighborhood with what you think it’s cool but it’s really not. Can’t wait till it’s removed and it will happen. We don’t play that in the Lower East Side,” wrote one user.

Another chimed in, “This is the most disgusting gross display of street art. It’s one thing to have this in your home but to have this in public where families live and walk by is a major lack of respect”

Other users, meanwhile, defended the work — saying the piece was “a lovely shade of pink” and sparked a conversation.

  • PickyPecker
  • Abe

    Contrary to popular belief, knowing about the human body doesn’t scar children for life.

    American parenting, on the other hand…

    • nocadrummer

      And religion. ESPECIALLY fundamentalist/evangelical religion. Of ANY flavor.

      • liondon#iamnotatraitor

        Children(females) shouldn’t know about the human body(sex) until their husband tells them about it on their marriage night.

    • Rambie

      I’m surprised some New York’ers are using the “Won’t someone please think of the children” defense

    • Priya Lynn

      Yes, when I see people freaking out about children seeing naked bodies I think how crazy a thing to get uptight over given that we evolved with everyone seeing everyone else naked.

      • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

        There’s a nude beach here. After about 15 minutes, you don’t really notice any more.

        • Priya Lynn

          Yes, I’ve been to a nude beach. People had their little children there. I’d think if that had messed them up there would be an outroar over it

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      It’s all fun and games until you get your first period…then you start disapproving of the design flaws that make you miserable once a month!

  • Do Something Nice

    THE CHILDREN! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!

    • Paula

      Won’t somebody think of the Lesbians. Scary!

      • ClevelandJim

        But what about that big vajayjay on Pike St. *shudders* lol

        • Paula

          What? Where? I need to see this for myself. Are you sure its not a picture of a clam?

          • ClevelandJim

            It’s in the article above, sweetie. “Falkholt, 40, is a well-known street artist renowned for her large-scale projects. A second Falkhalt painting on Pike St. on the Lower East Side
            features a far more abstract mural of a vagina.” I’m sorry, there’s probably a picture in her instagram, but you’ll have to look yourself, I can only withstand so many shocking sights in one day.

  • PickyPecker

    Hmmm…was there a life model for this or was it done from memory?

    • Slippy_World
      • Bomer

        Ok, that’s a package I can sign for.

        • William

          Can I borrow your pen?

          • Bomer

            He brings his own. He’s very accommodating

      • Treant

        “I have an enormous package for you.”

        • Jonathan Smith

          I’ll accept that enormous package, kind SIR

      • Ninja0980

        What’s inside?

      • Phillip in L.A.

        “Come inside and let’s get those wet clothes off you, immediately!”
        “Wait, whut? My clothes are dr…. Oh, yeah, You’re right, they seem suddenly extremely wet.”

      • Lumpy Gaga

        “What can brown do for me?”

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR
      • William

        My UPS lady doesn’t look anything like that.
        When we lived on the other side of the river, the UPS man for that area, woof!

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        I was leaving for Christmas dinner and having closed the gate behind me to see one of the largest German Shepherds I have ever seen bounding to me from two yards over, I stood still as he came right for me (it was happily bounding through in the new snow), he went right past me and into next yard and met me at my car door, throwing his front paws up and standing against my car right by me. He was as tall as the jeep. He just gave me this “where are we going” happy face. It was then the owner showed up. WOOF, looked very much like this man, build, face, everything. Turns out he now lives three houses down……must keep an eye on that one….

        Edit: After owner showed up the dog continued running around yard ignoring all commands and then crawled under my jeep, owner got down on hands and knees to coax him out, I stood by admiringly…..

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Perhaps you can volunteer to “pet-sit”?

          • Jonathan Smith

            or “sit-N-Pet”?

  • Slippy_World
  • ChrisInKansas

    Trump is still the bigger dick.

    • William

      In his dreams.

  • JWC

    Kewl send it to Tony Perkins

    • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

      Porno Pete will be at the base of that wall soon, with a cross in one hand and an iPhone in the other.

      Go to the dark side, Petey. We have cookies. And cock.

      • clay

        Petey ain’t getting any of my cock!

        • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

          Oh, he’s too tormented to touch. He’ll just look at it from afar and complain about it.

          As the rest of the world would prefer to do with him….

    • Chuck in NYC

      Tony would want to apply hair color to the pubes.

  • Joe in Wyo

    Gee. It kind of looks familiar.

    • Bubba in TX

      Really? I hope it’s not to scale. Otherwise, OUCH!

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    If it had balls it would look Roman. 🙂

    O/T Love her series, at one point she talks about all the willies on the walls of ancient Rome.

    https://youtu.be/SjJDoix0HaM

  • interesting she went with a circumcised one. uncircumcised penii are even more shocking to puritan americans.

    • Bubba in TX

      Uncircumcised peni are shocking to some of us heathens, too.

      • customartist

        Pathetic that mutilated genitalia has become the norm

        • Jonathan Smith

          in America.
          god’s, I LOVED Europe.

          • zhera

            I have never met a circumcised penis. Seen many on the internets, of course, but never ‘eye to eye’.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Surely, you jest?!? Oh, you live in Norway, right? 🙂

            That explains your comment, and why I have always felt an intense desire to move to Scandinavia

          • zhera

            Yup, Norway. 😀

          • Phillip in L.A.

            You lucky person, you! 🙂

          • William

            I had my own investigation of uncircumcised penises in Europe. It’s time to do a followup.

  • Treant

    It looks alien. Like it’s going to slink into men’s rooms at night and convince them to give up their precious bodily fluids.

  • shellback

    I must be getting old. I am still mesmerized by the beautiful painted buildings in the top photo of this post. D’Oh!

  • bkmn
    • Phillip in L.A.

      “sexual deviants”; then again, this was 1967! Thanks for posting, bkmn! (P.S. Isn’t Dr. Pomeroy’s given name “Wardell”? (?))

  • ohbear1957

    Is it crooked or am I a bit cockeyed?

    • Treant

      Upward bend. Very common. The better to smack your prostate in the missionary position.

      You’re not cockeyed, you’re just a pretty good private dick to notice that.

      • Joe in PA

        Figures you would know ‘common’. Ahem.

    • Joe in PA

      I see what you did there. 🙂

    • Hunter M

      It’s just happy to see you.

  • Jonathan Smith

    rent just doubled in that building…….

  • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

    Nicely proportioned!

  • Bomer

    Bright side is now people wont get lost trying to find your apartment.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Is it pointing North?

    • kanehau

      Additional bonus… keeps bible thumpers away.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Away? This is akin to leaving a bottomless pit of Fancy Feast outside your door.

        • kanehau

          REPENT!

          • Lumpy Gaga

            “Don’t look, Ethel!”

            — Lot

          • ColdCountry

            That weren’t Lot.
            https://youtu.be/XtzoUu7w-YM

          • William

            My oldest sister was so pissed when I bought that record.

          • Nowhereman

            I used to have an LP of all the greatest Redneck songs and another of bagpipe music. Great for clearing the room!

          • William

            Somewhere here there is a record album of Tammy Faye. I used to use it to test turntables found in the trash. It made the cats look around in terror.

          • Nowhereman

            Oh mu goodness! Poor kitties!

          • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

            I shouldn’t have skipped my high school graduation. Some guys streaked the stage. 🙂

          • Paul Ohbehr L

            I remember we had one brave soul who streaked Lunch 2 in high school. I wonder if he ever got caught (that is if anyone looked at his face … hee hee).

          • Paul Ohbehr L

            All I remember is he ran so fast, all I saw was a blur and girls screaming. I just laughed.

          • PattyJM

            But I was too late. She already got a free shot.

      • (((GC)))

        A related way to repel bible-thumpers:
        “What boobs are good for”
        http://atheistnexus.org/group/hangwithfriends/forum/topics/what-boobs-are-good-for

    • David Walker

      “It’s next to the one with the big penis painted on it. What? Oh, no. No balls. Just the penis. Otherwise, it’s pretty good.”

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Why do body parts get people so uptight?

    • safari

      Religion

      • customartist

        Amen! (pun)

  • nocadrummer

    “I’m not a size queen, but I CAN be impressed.”

    • Jonathan Smith

      “I’m not a size queen, but I LOVE their boyfriends”

      • zhera

        “I’m not a size queen, but my boyfriend is.”

  • AtticusP

    Trump: the art installation.

    Amazing likeness!

  • gaycuckhubby

    It could have been worse… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ec3d037dde74841d763fab5460a64c0e9f6e1517b11c5fc7aa9d4075a0cf2405.jpg

    Edit. poor choice in words, vaginas are not worse than penises. Both should be able to be represented in art without us freaking out

  • R W C

    There is a Santa Clause!

  • safari
  • red-diaper-baby 1942

    It’s offensive to “families”? How the hell do these people think the families came about in the first place, by immaculate conception? Many Americans seem to be suffering from overwhelming fear and anxiety about the human body and about normal and natural bodily functions; even the sight of the bare female breast seems to arouse considerable anxiety. This was well documented for instance in “Seinfeld”, in many episodes; I was never quite sure whether those scenes were meant as satire or were straight.
    I don’t get it.

    • kanehau

      When my folks took me to Germany as a teenager… OMG… the shows on TV… the ADS on TV… the ADS on the poles on the streets. Open nudity.

      I was in heaven.

      • red-diaper-baby 1942

        I live in Finland, where we’re much less uptight about nudity. I admit, as an elderly woman (I was middle-aged when I moved here) it took me a while to get used to it, but now I like it. It’s very liberating.

        • RationalismRules

          I live on Earth, where nudity is entirely natural (in fact, under these clothes I’m completely naked right now!).

          • Jonathan Smith

            pics, or it does not exist.

    • kat

      Oh, please. There’s nothing more inane than the ‘hey, it’s natural’ argument. Defecation is natural too, but I doubt you’d want the wall next to your home filled with a 40-foot rendering of a giant brown turd.

      • William

        We get to see turds singing and dancing on South Park.

      • netxtown

        Actually – there is an 80ft brown turd (california stucco rancher) that was built two lots over. Stucco? in north texas???

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Well, it’s much more visible in the second photo, than in the first!

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Could have been far worse.
    Some radical religious nut job might have hoisted up the Ten Commandments!

    • kanehau

      Some wag will paint a condom over it.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Nope!
        These are apartments, not condominiums.

        • JAKvirginia

          Ha!

  • Rebecca Gardner

    This video is awesome, but yet another sad day for America.

    https://twitter.com/trbrtc/status/943991312570822656

    • safari

      Oh. Pete Hoekstra. Anther shining star from west Michigan.

      • Jonathan Smith

        “Oh. Pete Hoekstra. Anther ” Idiot ” from west Michigan.”
        there fixed it.

    • pj

      its beautiful when the assholes get busted.

  • William

    That color! Someone needs to pay a visit to the free clinic.

  • JAKvirginia

    The new Andy Warhol of genitalia. Yawn.

  • CanuckDon

    I think the impressive part is that someone could get “that” up in one night! Viagra-based paints?

  • DaveMiller135

    Yes, but is it (her former boyfriend) Art?

  • David in Palm Springs

    …and the point of this is what exactly? …besides annoying (or *pissing* off) the people that actually live in that neighborhood who now have to look at 40-foot penis when they go outside their home.

    • kanehau

      Well, seeing that her other installation was a vagina… I suspect she’s getting something out of her system.

      • David in Palm Springs

        …and yet she has no issue foisting her personal demons on this neighborhood. The words *self absorbed* come to mind.

        • TuuxKabin

          Kettle. Pot. Quite obsessed about this aren’t you.

        • darren lyle

          Penis Envy much?

    • safari

      I consider it less offensive than the anti-choice billboards I’ll be passing through “America’s Heartland” in the next couple weeks.

      • PickyPecker

        Have you managed to escape the relatives yet?

        • safari

          I took a mental health night and came home. I’m heading back up to day.

      • kat

        Because the only choices available are a 4-story magenta-colored dick outside your window or an anti-choice billboard.

    • TuuxKabin

      Tiger Quinn, honay, that you?

      • Boreal

        Are we overrun with prudes today?

        • TuuxKabin

          The cold, brain freeze, ya’ know.

    • margaretpoa

      I can’t speak for the artist but it seems to me like the point is to piss off uptight, hypocritical assholes who allow their children to watch any manner of violence but draw the line at a picture of something that half of them have.

      • David in Palm Springs

        Yeah, we all know what a penis looks like. I don’t think this neighborhood needs a 40-foot mural to remind them.

        • margaretpoa

          Do you live there? I mean, you accuse the artist of being “self absorbed” but that seems ironic, considering that you’ve just granted yourself the power to decide what that neighborhood does and does not “need”.

          • Chuck in NYC

            And from Palm Springs, besides. Sheesh.

    • TuuxKabin

      Some are fortunate enough to have the view right outside their window. It’s cold out there. Mid 20’s.

      • Bomer

        If that was outside my window I would keeps the blinds up more.

    • gaycuckhubby

      It certainly doesn’t offend me. but I’m not sure I get the point either. I’d be interested to read her artist statement on this piece

      • William

        It’s about getting people to eat more asparagus.

        • TuuxKabin

          While casting aspersions.

          • JW Swift

            I know I’m getting a complex…

          • TuuxKabin

            Complimentary complex, sure.

          • JW Swift

            Actually, I think the term is “inferiority complex”.

  • GanymedeRenard

    I’m a size queen; naturally, I’m salivating. Teehee!

  • JT

    Spread a little joy. Or a lot.

  • Blake J Butler
  • Hardley

    Ok, I’ll be the flame bait.
    I don’t find images of erect penises upsetting in any way, and I think this one is pretty good – reminds me of an ex, still brings tears to my eyes thinking about it.
    But – I can understand that an image of a sexual organ in an aroused state is disturbing to some and putting it in a public place seems to be a socially agressive act.
    I don’t think children are going to be permanently scarred by it but it probably does confront a younger child with issues that usually come to older kids when they are better prepared to process them.
    There is a social reason that we don’t make public displays of sexual arousal and I think that should still be the normal situation.
    What I would argue against is the objectification, shame and embarrasment surrounding bodies and nudity in general – this act manages to reinforce this phenomenon by adding fuel to prurient attitudes. A simple nude would have gone a better way to challenging that.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      ‘There is a social reason that we don’t make public displays of sexual
      arousal and I think that should still be the normal situation.’

      What is the social reason, exactly? Reproducing the patriarchy of heterosexism is not a valid answer, btw

      • Hardley

        Even most primitive cutures cover their genitalia because displays of sexual arousal make it difficult for social groups to maintain stability. Civilised groups of humans need ways of minimising the impulsive behaviour that comes about from being youthful and highly sexually charged – jealousy, temptation, unwanted advances.

        The challenge is bad enough for some when we are wearing clothes – even when it is clearly down to the individual to control themselves (I’m not an apologetic for victim shaming).

        Whether you approve personally, there is a minimum standard of decency that many others find comfortable.
        You might be comfortable waving your erect penis about in public but it isn’t a failing in others not to want to witness it.

        I can’t even begin to entertain some waffle about Patriarchy or heterosexism – it isn’t relevant.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          My understanding is that “most primitive cultures cover their genitalia” ONLY AFTER CONTACT WITH COLONIZERS.

          You would have to provide a pretty good citation for me to believe otherwise.

          • Hardley

            Two things,
            1) I won’t continue a discussion if you persist with ‘shouting’.

            2) I haven’t found citations that say that most primitive tribes adopted clothing after having been contacted by colonizers – perhaps you can start with the citations …

            Whether or not there are ‘untainted’ cultures that remain which routinely expose their genitalia, I’ll stand by the position that for at least the last few millennia most complex social groups have resorted to this strategy. I’m ok to drop the “most primitive cultures ..” bit – if it makes you happier.

            Most overt sexual display is done in a context – from carved phallic symbols for fertility to tight leather shorts in a nightclub. I reckon that outside of JMG or the gay scene most public social environments would consider an erect cock as inappropriate. But hey – you got me – I’m not an expert socio-anthropologist 😉

        • William

          The ancient Greeks considered showing the head of the penis obscene. It was fine when the foreskin was covering the head.

          • Hardley

            I’d be interested to see the context for that – I could believe that in places where nudity was to be expected such as sports and bathing but surely not in the village square?

    • m_lp_ql_m

      I had internalized homophobia when I was 6. Lots of things confront children with issues before they’re ready to process them.

      • Hardley

        What is gained by confronting kids with stuff before they are ready or have any need for it?

        One of the reasons that sexual abuse of kids is so harmful (aside from the obvious abuse of power-relationships, emotional and physical violation) is the distorted exposure to sexuality before they are sufficiently developed. I have first-hand expereince of people who were abused in early childhood and how their resulting sexuality became genitally fixated, sexually precocious and isolated from their peers later on in their later teens.

        • zhera

          I guess another argument against the mural is this:

          If it’s a crime to whip out your penis and flash people in the streets, why is painting a huge, erect penis on a wall no problem?

    • customartist

      Parents, utterly unprepared to BE parents, simply cannot overcome Their Own phobias long enough to guide their children in the area of human sexuality

      • William

        My Grandmother took me down Bourbon Street in New Orleans when I was eight years old. There were a couple topless women standing in the doorway of a bar. Her attitude was ‘they’re boobs, get over it’.

        • Jonathan Smith

          YOU had a GREAT Granny 🙂

          • William

            She found a picture of a naked man I tore out of an adult magazine. She threw it away and never said a word. Anyone else in my family and it would have been headline news.

        • Bomer

          When I was still very young we needed a place to stay and the only place available was, to quote my Grandmother, a “hooker hotel.” Some run down dump of a motel with women in short tight skirts and acrylic heels out front. Asked my Grandmother who they were and she said, “Hookers. They have sex for money.” She never did sugar coat anything, my Gram.

          • William

            Perfect!

  • ColdCountry

    Yeah, whatever. To misquote: “A penis is like religion. It’s perfectly fine to have one, and to take pride in it, but don’t take it out and wave it around in public.”

    • customartist

      “But MINE gives me the right to deny YOUR rights!”

      • ColdCountry

        Sorry, neither your religion nor your penis gives you that right. And recognition of both those things is something I will fight for until it becomes fact, or I die. (I’m assuming the /s tag here?)

  • TexasBoy

    Pffft…it’s New York, how can anyone be shocked? And I don’t mean that in a bad way, I’m referring to the fact that NY has always been about as modern and progressive with attitudes and shows as most of Western Europe.

  • JAKvirginia

    Some day we may rediscover the distinction between art and mere depiction.

  • Dayglo

    Love to see this painted on the Huckabee residence.

  • Gigi
  • BeaverTales

    It’s a giant dildo.

  • Boreal

    If people want to get upset over giant dicks they should start with this one.

    http://wp.production.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/files/2016/03/PhallusDrumpf.jpg

  • DisqusD37

    Perhaps it should be orange and much, much, much smaller. And with a comb-over.

  • JAKvirginia

    A big penis without testicles. Like a car without wheels.

    • Tomcat

      I read it a little different. I read it as a picture of uptight pricks.

    • Tomcat

      But a penis with balls looks like a segway.

  • Tomcat

    Penis’s have been depicted in art for thousands of years.
    Strangely none of the old paintings had anything worth looking at.
    They were all like trumps penis.

  • ElenorRigby
    • Tomcat

      Looks good for millions of years of probing.

    • Jonathan Smith

      point for the headline:)

    • William

      Not recently.

      • ElenorRigby

        Cool, I’ll be over in 20 minutes.

    • jerry

      Have you been hacking my phone apps again?!?

  • Dayglo

    “One can’t paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt.” ― Georgia O’Keeffe

  • Lars Littlefield

    “Oh my god, Elfreida, it’s a pedunda!

  • orion dumptee

    Can we get that made into a Christmas card for roy moore?

  • Tomcat

    Paint it on Armour meats building.
    Their motto is (you can’t beat our meat.)

  • Rick

    Peni penis penis penis
    Penis all day long!
    Penis penis penis penis
    Here is my penis’ mural!

  • Survey Programmer

    Coming from Sweden, where – like most of the rest of the civilized world – most men’s
    penises are intact (uncut), the artist presumably knows what a natural
    penis looks like. So it’s odd that she produced this gigantic image of
    an incomplete penis. Perhaps this was her ‘homage’ to America’s
    childhood genital cutting culture?

    • ECarpenter

      It actually looks like the skin is just fully retracted, I don’t see a circumcision scar.

      • Survey Programmer

        If it were an intact penis with the foreskin fully retracted one might still expect to see a bit of a cuff on the dorsal side circling around toward the ventral base of the glans where it becomes the frenulum. I’d wager that since she’s from Sweden, where male genital cutting is rare, she’s perhaps unaware that when the foreskin is severed it leaves a scar and therefore failed to depict it.

  • SLK in SF

    I love this woman and her curvy mural

  • The balls apparently get to drop on New Year’s Eve.

    • David Walker

      Good one. New Yorkers’ do have their traditions.

    • William

      Thanks for the laugh!

  • edrex

    ceci n’est pas une pipe.

  • Mike C

    30 years ago this would have been the tamest thing you’d have seen on the Lower East Side.

  • Galvestonian

    My favorite art !

  • Gigi

    The comments on the artist’s IG page are hysterical, in the truest sense of the word. There are so many “think about the children” cries that you’d think the dick was painted on a wall in Bumfuck, Texas, not NYC.

    • ECarpenter

      We do not tell children about penises until they reach 18. That’s how we roll here.

  • Seems more like something you’d see at Phallusades Park.

  • Pohaku

    It could EASILY be argued she was exercising her Religious Freedom Law right ( and painting a Biblical verse ( she should! ) Ezekiel 23:20
    There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.

    • ECarpenter

      But, that doesn’t look like a donkey dick!

    • Not when the building does not belong to the person who painted the mural, any more than it would be ‘religious freedom’ for someone to come into your home and start painting your walls with pentagrams and goat’s blood.

  • Gigi

    It appears neither the artist nor the foundation ever got permission from the building owner to put up the provocative mural. When reached for comment Wednesday, a woman who answered the phone at the company that owns the building had no idea of the phallic painting. Within hours, workers showed up with scaffolding, apparently getting ready to paint over the mural. The workers said it will take them a day to get rid of it.

    http://www.thelodownny.com/leslog/2017/12/local-residents-complain-about-penis-mural-on-broome-street.html

    • DumbHairyApe

      More than a day to get rid of it? They should really consult a doctor after four hours…

    • kat

      But the artist swears that everybody she met loved it…
      Surely, there’s a vandalism or graffiti law that applies here.

  • clay

    Why does no one seem to be commenting on the fact that it looks severed, even from street level?

  • David Walker

    OT, but luffly. According to the google machine, today marks the 116th anniversary of Marlene Dietrich’s birth. Two clips. The first is from “The Blue Angel,” the version made in English (in itself an interesting story). The second is her singing in German. I know just enough German to be puzzled by it. I know enough about Ms Dietrich to understand how she won the hearts of men and women all her life. The only videos I can find of her in her tux in “Morocco” have been damaged by the editors, so I leave it to one of you, perhaps, to find it. Here are mine:
    https://youtu.be/HaZDiKRT1is?t=1m21s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7heXZPl2hik

  • Almost looks like a photograph – true talent.

  • DumbHairyApe
  • easygoingmister

    derivative.

  • Joe Brown

    aspirational. a communal
    object of devotion…

  • Priya Lynn

    It is kind of an angry looking penis. A more natural colour would have been better.

  • DumbHairyApe

    The artist cold have made it bigger, look at all that missed space at the top of the wall.

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes
  • madknits

    Jeezis Krispies. I grew up in Florence and there were at least four statues of naked men (one of them a replica of the David), in all their glory, standing in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, which was our City Hall. Then, in the Galleria to the right, were more statues of nekkid mens and womens. Americans really need to get over the fact that people have bodies and that bodies have genitals.

    • Bambino

      But an erect penis will cause a melt down in the US.

      • madknits

        I know. Silly, but true.

  • Mike Knife

    What a dick, now New York will be known as the Big Dick.

  • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

    “More lube”

  • Natty Enquirer

    And as we all know, penises have nothing to do with families.

  • Grant

    I am picky. Admittedly so. But it’s not a particularly aesthetically pleasing penis, no?

  • Christine

    I love murals, and I am fond of men’s bodies, but if I lived there, I would rather not have to look at that.

  • andrew

    There are a lot of great and creative murals around my neighborhood. Fortunately nothing as juvenile and offensive as that.

  • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

    In real life its 4 stories but on grindr its 7

  • Kissmagrits

    It’s essential the blimp designers in Akron devise a condom for this thing. If it ever went off it would impregnate every fecund female in a one mile radius.

  • eddiebeskeddie

    it’s circumcised. maybe that’s what all the fuss is about. And maybe the fact that it’s either a jewish, muslim or American dick.

  • ClevelandJim
  • Alfredo C

    If we’re being honest, if I’d seen that when I was a little, baby homo, it would be burned into my memory and all I would think about for eternity. Just keeping it 100.