A provocative Melbourne street artist has found his own way to get around the issue of censorship.

The artist, known as Lushsux, is behind the controversial mural of Hillary Clinton where she was depicted "near-naked" in a swimsuit.

The mural displayed on the side of a Melbourne business in Footscray was deemed offensive by the local Maribyrnong Council.

The council had asked the business owner to remove the mural.

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