Defacing a Public Area – Hurrah!

11 Nov

Yesterday I found some interesting art in the stairwell of a building in Skanstull in Stockholm. I was very amused, as this is a “nice” building in a “nice” area and I can just imagine all the old ladies scurrying about in a frenzy demanding that it be removed.

In fact, it’s probably gone already, so as a permanent record for future generations, I took a photo on my mobile and will now present it for your perusal:


If art doesn’t offend, then it isn’t really art.

/ paddy


Posted by on November 11, 2007 in Culture, Life


12 responses to “Defacing a Public Area – Hurrah!

  1. earthpal

    November 11, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    Lol. Super!

    I can imagine the old dears fumbling for their specs saying . . . “what is it Mabel? I can see it properly.”

  2. Martin R

    November 11, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    Defacing a pubic area!

  3. ullis

    November 11, 2007 at 6:04 pm



  4. Alex Foster

    November 11, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    “What is it Mabel?” … LMMFAO!

    And man, what the hell kinda super mobile you got? The picture from my phone would’ve been twelve pixels square and completely unidentifiable.

  5. Larry Ayers

    November 11, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    The snake-eyes and veins made this image particularly memorable. I’m glad you recorded it before it inevitably gets painted over!

  6. paddyK

    November 12, 2007 at 1:14 am

    Everyone: Thank you for your continued support of the fine arse…I mean arts. And Alex: good camera mobiles are standard over here in “Europe” – that and socialism.

  7. Glen Gordon

    November 12, 2007 at 9:54 am

    It’s fluid lines are the sign of a talented professional cartoonist. Perhaps you should ask around the area if anyone knows of a recently unemployed cartoonist, possibly mid-thirties hanging around stairwells. However, I’m kind of concerned by what it represents. I mean, the penis looks a little neglected and lonely to me. It’s not the happy penis that I’m accustomed to seeing. It hangs limp and lifeless for all the world to see, as if a cry for help. The way in which it excretes its profound sadness suggests a venereal disease, possibly syphilis. If anyone’s penis looks like that, I strongly recommend going to see the family doctor for a checkup and few shots.

  8. ullis

    November 12, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    Hey, it’s the little newborn birdie that just threw up, you know. You’ve all seen it.

  9. paddyK

    November 14, 2007 at 1:00 am

    Glen: I will keep my eyes open for a cartoonist who walks funny.

    ullis: I would agree, if I knew what the hell you were talking about.

  10. Martin R

    November 14, 2007 at 11:33 am

    Ullis is suggesting that the cartoonist has captured a recently employed penis.

  11. paddyK

    November 15, 2007 at 12:05 am

    Martin: Ah yes…trust a female to spot that one…

  12. ullis

    November 17, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    Hey! …. No wait, you’re probably right.


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