Most Attacked Public Sculpture Park

It's a tough time for public sculpture in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

In July, vandals in the city 50 miles west of Boston decapitated a sculpture of a woman by artist Lisa Simonds. That followed a June 13 attack on no fewer than five other works on June 13—the night before the exhibition in Worcester's Elm Park was scheduled to open, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

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Sculpture of Giant 'Cloud' Causes Public Outcry

Everyone sees something different in clouds, but people living near Auckland, New Zealand, are seeing only one thing: male genitalia. 

Sculptor Gregor Kregar created “Transit Cloud" an aluminum mesh sculpture that hangs on the facade of a train station, eight meters above ground in the town of New Lynn. Meant to convey a cloudily form, residents of the working class area are complaining that the sculpture is an obvious phallic symbol. They do not want it in their town, basically, and certainly don't want their children playing in and around it. Or that is what they are telling local media and politicians. 

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