Deliberately provocative American artist outrages Parisians with sculpture that looks like a butt plug, ostensibly inspired by both the sex toy and Christmas trees

Asshole.

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A huge, green, inflatable sculpture on a famous Paris square has raised a storm for its resemblance to a sex toy, with the artist attacked in the street.

US artist Paul McCarthy told French newspaper Le Monde that his work entitled Tree had been inspired both by a sex toy and a Christmas tree.

When he went to see it on Place Vendome, a man slapped his face before running away, the paper says.

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The stranger, who slapped him three times, shouted that he was not French and that his work had “no business being on the square”, the paper writes.

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Indignant comments about Tree itself included “Place Vendome defaced!” and “Paris humiliated!”

The square with its towering Column, Napoleon’s monument to the Battle of Austerlitz (closed until next year for restoration), is famous for its luxury hotels such as the Ritz.

Good on the man who slapped him – he’s right about it not belonging there – and the others who have condemned it.

Alas, as the article mentions, some folks thought it was a lark.

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9 thoughts on “Deliberately provocative American artist outrages Parisians with sculpture that looks like a butt plug, ostensibly inspired by both the sex toy and Christmas trees

  1. Reblogged this on Mykhol and commented:
    Being a Francophile, I am disgusted by the artists for putting making a buttplug and then calling it a tree. By doing so, he is calling all of France stupid! The “artist” makes it seem as though France will never see the “tree” for what it truly is: a buttplug.

  2. There’s nothing artistic about the ‘sculpture’. It looks like it came off a production line. But of course anyone who damages it would be condemned as a philistine by the philistines running the contemporary art asylum.

    • Exactly!

      Art schools today produce people who nothing about art, and merely want to outrage trads and score points with the prog establishment, who will of course pay them loads of money for their shit.

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