"Sculpture by the Sea" in Sidney, Australia.
Artist Paul Trefry said he had felt so uncomfortable with a Waverley Council ruling that his sculpture had to be clothed that he rose at 7.30am and made the short trip from his Bondi home to return the piece to its intended naked form.
''Basically, I've had enough of censorship, about how the Government are basically stopping everyone from doing anything,'' he said.
''If Sculpture by the Sea want me to remove it, I will. If they are going to do something so petty, I would rather not be in the exhibition.''
But Sculpture by the Sea founder David Handley said the piece would remain.
(By Caroline Marcus)