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NZ Museum removes ‘penis chair’ from public display

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An artwork named Sex-a-size which features a wooden penis-like segment affixed to an exercise machine has been removed from a New Zealand museum exhibit after four days on display. This isn’t the first time the artist's taste attracts controversy.

A museum in Porirua City on New Zealand’s north island has decided to take down a risque artwork, citing unwanted attention and poor taste as the reasons for removal. Dubbed as having ‘little artistic merit’, the work in question is an abdominal exercise seat with a large, wooden phallus attached. The wooden segment has been shaped to unmistakably resemble a penis. The Pataka Museum had the item on display in its public art exhibit for four days before alarms were raised over the explicit content of the piece.

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