A series of paintings commissioned by a museum in Finland that depicts a woman holding a hammer and an eagle on her shoulder are now being taken down because the art department is looking at changing the wording on them, according to The Local.
The museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Finland, commissioned the series in 2013 and has been working on a new version for over a year, the paper said.
The art department, however, is worried about changing the word “hammer” and is working on an alternative wording for the hammer, which would also change the painting’s meaning.
“The new wording will change the meaning of the painting but we are also concerned about the hammer,” a museum spokesperson told The Local, adding that the word hammer is currently used in the painting.
The spokesperson said the changes were being worked on and the museum was looking into changing the painting from a piece of art to a “documentary”.
“We are not looking for a specific word change, but the language changes are related to the fact that the painting is about a woman with a hammer,” the spokesperson said.
“So we have to do some changes.”
In response to the criticism, the spokesperson added that the museum would be updating the wordhammer on the new version of the work “as soon as possible”.
“The wordhammer will remain in the artwork, but it will be in a new format,” the statement read.
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