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‘Moby dick’

The Stockholm University campus has many pieces of public art scattered around its grounds. From modern art to detailed busts, most will find something they like if they look long enough. However, the most infamous of these works is a sculpture named “Moby dick,” but known colloquially as the “Duck.” 

The statue crafted by Johan Paalzow was one of three sculptures that were the center of a court case between Wikimedia and the Bildkonst Upphovsrätt i Sverige (BUS). The latter sued Wikimedia Sweden after they opened a website that showed a map of all of Sweden’s public art, alleging that artists have the right to receive compensation for pictures of their art. 

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