For as long as there has been graffiti, the hastily scribbled (or lovingly detailed) penis has taken pride of place on the alley walls, bathrooom stalls and not-quite-set concrete that surround our daily lives.
Six months after it was created, you can now view a contemporary example of what could possible be the oldest art tradition in the history of civilisation, from space. And it’s all thanks to Google Earth, a southwest Sydney school oval and an unidentified artist. Not everyone is happy about it though.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Clancy Catholic College has attempted to have Google remove the images, with the Princpal Iris Nastasi describing the vandalism as “scars in our landscape”.
“This cruel action cast us into the public spotlight when Google Earth picked it up. Despite removing the graffiti within hours, despite several appeals to Google, I watched a photo of our oval receive worldwide attention,” she said.
Google is not commenting on the informal exhibition, with no word as to when it will close.