Topics

Art
Racy 'tree' sculpture by Paul McCarthy draws attention in Paris
Racy 'tree' sculpture by Paul McCarthy draws attention in Paris

A public sculpture by the provocative Los Angeles artist Paul McCarthy has drawn a great deal of attention and even some ire in Paris, where it recently went on display in the city's ritzy Place Vendôme. "Tree," a green inflatable sculpture that stands nearly 80 feet in height, ostensibly depicts a Christmas tree. But a number of media outlets, art blogs and passersby on social media have noted that the work of art more closely resembles a sex toy. The McCarthy installation is on display as part of a citywide exhibition held by FIAC, an arts organization that exhibits works in Paris and Los Angeles. Le Monde reported on Friday that the 69-year-old McCarthy was...

Loading