An interpretive painting of The Beatles’ penises by the artist Jonathen Gent, intended for a charity auction benefiting a children’s hospice, was defaced where it hung in the Museum of Liverpool. NME reports:
The penises, rendered in still-soft oil paint and labelled for each band member, have been pressed and smudged in an attack carried out by unknown visitors to the exhibition. The artwork has been removed from display and specialists are assessing the damage. It is not known whether it will be auctioned as planned on October 17.
So someone couldn’t resist the urge to smoosh The Beatles’ dicks, even though the sale of said dicks was intended to enrich the short, painful lives of children in hospice care. Go, Liverpool!