The Austrian Independent reports that a three and a half tonne model penis work of art was blown up in Bad Blumau, Austria earlier this week.
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 sculptor decided to do so as: "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. The remains will be buried in the gardens in Bad Blumau
Destroying art to show that it shouldn't be destroyed.... Ah well......