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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...-in-Paris.html

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Vandals deflate giant 'sex toy' sculpture in Paris
Giant inflatable art work installed in famous Paris square is destroyed by vandals amid outrage over its resemblance to a sex toy
Paul McCarthy's controversial artwork lies deflated in Vendome square
Paul McCarthy's controversial artwork lies deflated in Vendome square Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP

By David Chazan, Paris

1:03PM BST 18 Oct 2014

Vandals deflated a blow-up art installation in an exclusive Paris square on Saturday after outraged conservative groups said it resembled a “giant sex toy”.

The 79-foot-high inflatable green exhibit was called “Tree” because it looked vaguely like a Christmas tree, but the American artist, Paul McCarthy, told Le Monde newspaper that it was inspired by a sex toy known as an anal plug and was meant “as a joke”.

However, conservative politicians and many Parisians failed to appreciate the humour and called for the removal of the “offensive” installation after it was erected in Place Vendôme on Thursday.

Hours later, McCarthy, 69, was slapped in the face by a passer-by who screamed: “You’re not French and this has no place in the square”. The artist was dazed and shocked, but unhurt. “Does this sort of thing happen often in Paris?” he asked as his assailant fled before he could be apprehended.

In the early hours of Saturday, vandals climbed a metal fence around the exhibit, cut the power supply to a pump that kept it filled with air, and severed one of the straps that held it upright, police said.

A Paris councillor, Jérôme Dubus, of the centre-right UMP opposition party, had urged the Socialist mayor, Anne Hidalgo, to “end this provocation and remove this ‘art work’", which was located near the Ritz hotel, luxury jewellery shops and the Ministry of Justice, as part of a contemporary art exhibition.

The artist responded by telling Le Monde: “It all started as a joke.”

He added: “At first I found the anal plug had a similar form to Brancusi's sculptures," referring to the work of Romanian Constantin Brancusi, considered a pioneer of modern sculpture. "Afterwards I realised it resembled a Christmas tree, but it is an abstract work. People can be offended if they want to think of it as a plug, but for me it is more of an abstraction.”

A right-wing group, Printemps Français (French Spring), expressed outrage on Twitter: “A giant 24-metre tall anal plug has just been set up at Place Vendôme! Place Vendôme disfigured! Paris humiliated!”

One Twitter user commented: "Hey Paris. Your Christmas tree is a little... off."

"J'adore your giant butt-plug Christmas tree Paris," wrote another.

The organisers of the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) said the sculpture would be re-installed as soon as possible.

The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, said: "Paris will not yield to the threats of those who attack artistic freedom by attacking an artist or a work."

The minister of culture, Fleur Pellerin, said it was "an inadmissable attack on the freedom of creation".

A police spokesman said “every effort is being made to catch those responsible” for destroying the ‘Tree’ installation.

Last year McCarthy created an inflatable turd that was displayed in Hong Kong, and in 2011 an exhibition of his work in London included sculptures of the former US president, George W Bush, having sex with pigs.

Organisers of FIAC said the sculpture would not be re-erected in accordance with the artist's wishes.

Earlier they had said it would be re-installed as soon as possible.

FIAC said in a statement that McCarthy was worried about the possibility of "clashes or physical violence" if the work was re-installed.
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wow really a giant butt plug is called art... : damn i guess u can jst tak a shit n put it on a plate n thats art?? people these days in the art community

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wow really a giant butt plug is called art... : damn i guess u can jst tak a shit n put it on a plate n thats art?? people these days in the art community
Why not. Take the shit into glass jar and sell it to modern art museum. Done before.

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PARIS — Vandals attacked a giant green inflatable sculpture in one of the most famous squares in Paris on Saturday after its resemblance to a sex toy sparked an outcry.
"Vandals" my ass: they were probably people who love Paris much more than those who allowed this crap to be shown in Place Vendôme. The author of the "sculpture" is the real vandal, that's all.
Too bad the guy who punched the artist in the face while he was "installing" this piece of pure crap had to flee before finishing the job, kudos to him for his brave and desperate attempt to save the beautiness of that square.

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Why not. Take the shit into glass jar and sell it to modern art museum. Done before.
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What did I say. The shit is real.

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