Monumental Erotica: "Exploring the World's Largest Erotic Sculptures"

By: Dalia LaFontaine

Erotic art has been around for centuries, and it has always been a subject of fascination and controversy. While some people find it offensive, others consider it an expression of human sexuality and art. Throughout history, artists have created erotic sculptures, some of which are massive and awe-inspiring. In this article, we will take a look at some of the world’s most enormous erotic sculptures.

Marree Man, Marree, Australia

In 1998, a giant image of a naked man appeared on the ground in the Australian desert, measuring 1.7 miles from head to foot. The figure, known as the Marree Man, depicts a naked man with a sensible-sized penis that still measures some 900 feet long due to the figure's sheer scale. The identity of the artist behind the Marree Man remains a mystery, with the most likely artist having passed away in 2002.

Diva, Pernambuco, Brazil

Created in 2021 by Brazilian artist Juliana Notari, Diva is a 110-foot bright red vulva made from resin-covered reinforced concrete and built into a Brazilian mountainside. The sculpture was created as a comment on the phallocentrism of society, policing of women’s bodies, and the far-right’s “problematization of gender.” It proved incredibly controversial, drawing anger from the far-right, but it also sparked conversations about the representation of female sexuality in art.

Dirty Corner, Versailles, France

Dirty Corner is a 200-foot-long sculpture created by Indian artist Anish Kapoor. Originally displayed in Milan, the sculpture was referred to as “a cornucopia, an ear trumpet, a Tibetan horn.” When it was moved to Versailles, however, Kapoor began calling it “the queen’s vagina.” Some critics called it a “pornographic provocation and attack against French identity represented by the figure of the Queen.” The sculpture was later daubed with racist graffiti, which Kapoor opted to keep as “scars,” only cleaning the sculpture of them when faced with criminal charges for “inciting racial hatred” by letting them remain.

Haesindang Park, Samcheog, South Korea

Haesindang Park is a park in South Korea that features hundreds of massive penis sculptures, some of them towering dongs and others surreal penis-people, with pretty much every feature replaced with a phallus. The park's origins lie in a tragic folk tale where a fisherman’s wife was taken by the sea, and all the fish left the bay out of sadness. They only returned after another fisherman urinated into the water, lured in by his penis, so a penis-based park made perfect sense.

Dona I Ocell, Barcelona, Spain

Dona I Ocell, which translates as “Woman and Bird,” is a massive statue of a penis with a similarly massive vulva carved into the side of it and a tube atop the glans, topped by a set of bull’s horns. Commissioned by the city to attract visitors, it is one of the last pieces of work by pioneering Surrealist Joan Miró, completed just months before his death in 1983. The statue is about 72 feet high, with the penis section measuring about 65 feet. The Catalan word for bird, ocell, is also a slang term for penis.

In conclusion, erotic art has been a part of human culture for centuries, and artists have created some truly impressive and massive sculptures that celebrate human sexuality. While some of these sculptures have been controversial, they have also sparked conversations about the representation of sexuality in art and society. Whether we find them beautiful or offensive, they are a testament to the power of human creativity and imagination.