Street Smarts: Artist Draws Attention to Potholes by Spray Painting Penises, Gets Them Repaired

Are you fed up with all the potholes that seem to pop up every Spring? Well there is nothing you can do about it but try your best to avoid them until they are repaired right? WRONG.


A street artist going by the name of Wanksy (fitting name) decided to take matters into his own hands by spray painting huge penises on pesky pot-holes. The result; they were repaired immediately! Coincidence? I think not.

People will drive over the same pothole and forget about it. Suddenly you draw something amusing around it, everyone sees it and it either gets reported or fixed. It’s not an actual photograph of an anatomical part, it’s a drawing. To be offended by that, you must be very prudish.

Way to get things done! Wanksy resides in Manchester, England. I am sure that we all wish he was from our neighbourhood. Sure we would have to deal with a few spray painted street penises, but it beats damaging the suspension on your BMW. But before copy-cats start springing up everywhere and our roads get covered by phallic drawings Manchester city officials have issued a warning and something to think about.

Every penny that we have to spend cleaning off this graffiti is a penny less that we have to spend on actually repairing the potholes! Painting obscenities around potholes will not get them repaired any quicker.

Well according to reports, it seems to have had a desired affect in this case. I guess when a man sees a hole of some kind that needs filling, we shouldn’t be surprised that penis was the first thing that came to mind. If you would like to see more of Wanksy’s work you can check out his FaceBook page, in the meantime, drive safe and look out for penises… err, potholes.