A Swedish artist created a penis sculpture that was about 20 kilos. That’s about 44 American pounds. That’s a big penis. Clearly, the Swedes don’t really need a Swedish Made Penis Enlarger Pump. And yes, yes I did just make an Austin Powers reference. This is Swedish culture at its best. Carl Larsson can’t really compete with an artist who sculpts that big of a penis.
Anyway, the penis is now broken. Busted into two different pieces while on display in a hotel. Maybe not the most illustrious place for an artist to display his sculpture, but come on. It’s a stone penis. There are just so many jokes to be made here. Hard ons and such.
Or maybe there is something to be said about the attitudes towards penises in Sweden. The penis being quite literally, a phallic object, probably signifying some sort of sexist nonsense. In a country where lions on military uniforms had to have their penises removed, Herr Gårman is seen as sexist, and advertising is constantly analyzed for sexism, maybe this isn’t a surprise.
Or maybe the 20 kilo stone penis statue just wasn’t very well constructed. The artist might have erectile problems. Some sort of impotence. A Freudian thing.
Or maybe this was just some glorious marketing plan by the artist. He is going to get an extra exhibition out of this by titling the two pieces “The Catastrophe in Kristianstad 2009.”
To be honest, I’m not all that interested in why. Really, I just wanted to bring joy to everyone by pointing to how ridiculous the Swedish news sometimes is.
Welcome to Sweden. Where even 20 kilo stone penises aren’t safe.
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