According to this article on the stuff website, the KCDC was offered the sculpture pictured for display, free of charge, but its art panel has recommended it not be put on public display because it is “muddled and ambiguous”.
We wonder if that was the criterion, how many other such public artworks in the world would be rejected for the same reason.
Just as bizarre was the removal of the appealing large Tui sculpture (below) in 2012, because its creator was convicted of sex offences. The KCDC could not consider the artwork as separate from irrelevant foibles of its creator.
It’s fitting that stuff has categorised the story as Entertainment…