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Penis is too much for Swedish sex exhibition

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16:04 CET+01:00
JÖNKÖPING. An artist contributing to Jönköping Museum's exhibition, Vad sägs om sex? (How about sex?), has been forced to touch up his work after it was deemed inappropriate for children.

The painting portrayed a naked couple, but the director of the museum, Jan Sundström, didn't like the look of the man's penis.

"The reworking created a new piece of art - it was almost better," said the exhibition's curator, Johan Billingsten, to TT.

It was his job to contact the artist, Peter Lundström, when it became clear that the picture was too much for the museum management to swallow.

In response, the artist decided to slip references to society into the piece by covering the man's tackle with clippings from certain sex-obsessed newspapers and magazines.

The exhibition series has been the subject of much discussion in Jönköping since the first part opened in October. Ylva Maria Thompson's casts of female genetalia - all one hundred of them - caused outrage when they were revealed.

"There was a lot of talk, but then it became rather enlightening," said Johan Billingsten.

"They all looked so different."

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