MORELAND, Australia, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- An Australian building owner said the street artist behind a controversial mural of a cheeseburger filled with copulating human bodies will alter the piece.
Dean Sunshine, owner of Rathdowne Fabrics in the Brunswick neighborhood of Moreland, in the Melbourne area, said he asked street artist Makatron to make alterations to his "Kama Sutra Burger" mural after the Moreland City Council graffiti team asked for the artwork to be removed.
The council, which objected to the mural depicting people engaging in sexual activities between the sesame seed buns of a cheeseburger, has agreed to allow Makatron -- aka Mike Maka -- to alter his painting.
"Art is certainly in the eye of the beholder, but our arts and culture team does think there are a couple of parts of the image that might have crossed a few lines," Moreland Mayor Meghan Hopper told the Melbourne Herald Sun.
"When Maka started painting it I said it was looking a little full on, he said, just wait 'til it's finished, once you've got the tomatoes and cheese and lettuce in there the naughty parts will be covered up a bit," Sunshine told the Sydney Morning Herald.
Sunshine said the piece is commentary on how sex is portrayed by the media.
"It's also about how the media treat men and women like meat," he said.
Makatron, who is selling T-shirts bearing the mural's image, said he would "maybe add some more pixelated areas, maybe add some more lettuce."