Carolina Falkholt painting a block of apartments. Photo: Henrik Skarstedt/SR.
Carolina Falkholt painting a block of apartments. Photo: Henrik Skarstedt/SR.

Ikea to sell work by controversial graffiti artist

Despite having one of her works painted over, artist Carolina Falkholt is to be featured in Ikea's next run of art prints.

The graffiti artist is known for including a vagina motif in her work. This has proved controversial in the past, as when a Nyköping school backed down from its plans and painted over one of her works. She has even been the target of violence, as she was once attacked while painting in Umeå by a man who said her work was offensive.

But now an Ikea spokesperson says to Södermanlands Nyheter that their limited edition of Carolina Falkholt prints will be something people all over the world want to buy.

"Her art is street art with softer and female forms, and that's not wrong" says Tina Björeman to Södermanlands Nyheter.

The prints will be part of a collection of street art reproductions that will go on sale in stores in April 2015.

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