16. 05. 12. - 15:58
Giant penis is blown up
A three and a half tonne model penis work of art was exploded into the air in Bad Blumau, Austria.
The giant penis artwork "Gaia" measuring over 4 metres was designed by Emmerich Weissenberge, but it has now been blown up during a controlled explosion - in the name of art.
The organic remains of the exploded penis will now be buried in the gardens in Bad Blumau.
The sculptor decided on this stunt as he claimed: "I wanted to express the message that you should not destroy art if you do not understand it, there should be an active dialogue about it.
The giant penis was originally designed for the Vienna 'Green Expo' in 2011 where it caused outrage amongst locals unhappy about out the large statue in the Austrian capital.
It was then moved to Bad Blumau to the Blumau thermal spa resort as part of the 'Hundertwasser Reloaded' exhibition.
Weisseberger's design was part of the project 'Realisation of art and sustainable development"