Paul McCarthy’s butt plugs continue to spark outrage in Paris. Erected in Paris’s upmarket Place Vendôme this Thursday as part of the FIAC art fair, the giant green plug titled “Tree” enraged a passerby Thursday so much that he slapped McCarthy three times. Now, after protestors cut several ropes holding the plug up, FIAC has deflated the piece.
This news, reported by French journalist Renaud Pila, who tweeted that the FIAC took the decision to deflate the artwork after a number of saboteurs cut the cords holding it up.
The piece “will be reinflated”, he added.