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A Swedish Uni rector is in hot water after he commissioned an art work for the new library with the quote "Nobody puts Baby in a corner" from the film Dirty Dancing.
Karlstad University spent 20,000 GBP on the white neon artwork to hang on the side of its new library building - angering academics who said work by one of the great poets or philosophers would have been more suitable.
The phrase was used by Patrick Swayze's character in the 1980s movie and has already generated heated criticism on social networking sites like Facebook.
"This is the most stupid thing I have seen in ages," wrote one commentator.
University rector Asa Bergenheim however defended the work saying she felt the message suited the university perfectly.
"It means that we straighten our backs and give our best - because we are capable," she added.
While the words are already in place on the facade of the new library, the artwork by Swedish artists Moa and Mikael Krestesen will be formally inaugurated on August 29th.
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