Hon - en katedral
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Hon - en katedral (1966, She - a Cathedral)  was a mixed-material assemblage artwork by French artists Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely and Finnish-Swedish artist Per Olov Ultvedt, at the invitation of Pontus Hultén. The work was a giant recumbent female figure, lying spread-legged. The interior of the sculpture was a museum and visitors entered the woman between her legs, through the vagina. The six-ton, 25-26-metre-long, ten-metre-broad and six-meter-high recumbent polyester pregnant female figure, named hon (the swedish pronoun, 'she') featured several rooms:
- "Once inside this three-story building the visitor encountered a Coca-Cola bar, planetarium, lookout tower, slide, tunnel of love, several “Fake Paintings” in an art gallery, a number of automatic vendors for various kinds of goods, service personnel, a small plant for the production of broken glass, a public telephone, a gold-fish pond, a movie theatre showing a soundless Greta Garbo movie, and much, much more."
It was exhibited at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden from June 4 to September 9, 1966. Over 100,000 people visited the "museum".
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