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    But...it's a tree? Large green 'plug' vibrates Paris

    Daily Mail:

    Mon Dieu! Parisians claim city has been 'humiliated' by 24ft sculpture that
    resembles a massive sex toy - but artist insists it's meant to be a TREE!


    • American artist's sculpture in Parisian square has raised eyebrows
    • Some think 'Tree' resembles a certain type of sex toy
    • Twitter users say the controversial work has made capital a laughing stock
    French Uptight Over 24-Foot Parisian Butt Plug (Gawker)

    Paris Humiliated By Gigantic Inflatable Butt Plug (Jezebel)

    story & pictures at links above

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    US artist bottoms out with installation in Paris

    An artwork that Parisians say resembles a giant sex toy and is an 'humiliation', has been vandalized in the city center over night. Reports say the work, which some labeled a 'giant butt plug' now sits limp and deflated, with its mooring ropes cut. In fact, it goes by the hashtag #PlugGate on twitter.

    69-year-old US artist Paul McCarthy installed the work, and he says it's meant to represent a Christmas tree but is aware of the strong feelings - because a passer-by slapped him around the face three times when the work was unveiled in the Place Vendôme.

    http://www.france24.com/en/20141018-...place-vendome/
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    The installation's original name is 'Tree', by the way.
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    it's butt ugly

    who would pay for that???

    someone has more $$ or Euros than brains to fund it......
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    80-Foot Inflatable ''Tree''/Butt Plug Vandalized in Paris

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    The artist, Paul McCarthy, says, ''Originally, I thought that a butt plug had a shape similar to the sculptures of [Romanian artist] Constantin Brâncusi. Afterwards, I realized that it looked like a Christmas tree.''

    Not buying it. That isn't a Christmas tree and he knows damn well that anyone with eyes who looks at that sculpture immediately thinks ''That's a green butt plug''. To be fair, though, I can kind of see the Christmas tree in it ... I'm just shocked that the sex industry has never come up with holiday-themed plugs like this. I can't think of a better gag gift.

    What do you think the message is here? Is it a statement on how commercialized Christmas has become, and it's a way of saying that we're getting ''screwed'' by the corporations? Is it teaching us that we can find beauty and hidden meaning in even the most obscene of objects? Or is it just some guy who thought it'd be funny to set up a butt plug in the middle of one of the world's busiest cities?

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    Lol, already have a thread for this, but it's worth two!

    From what I'm hearing - and I'm hearing a lot - the French definitely think there's a joke at their expense. They can forgive almost anything if it's done with style. And that's one thing they think this artwork doesn't have, I'm thinking.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ation-in-Paris
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    Every time I read about this I get the giggles. To see it deflated yesterday was just too much
    England's dancing days are done...

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    England's dancing days are done...

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    Paul McCarthy 'butt plug' sculpture in Paris provokes rightwing backlash (Guardian)

    ⁌⁍ American artist slapped and artworked vandalised, as right-wing protesters accuse him of ‘humiliating’ Paris

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    There is one in Antwerp,Belgium at Christmas.It is a gnome holding the "tree". I will try to post a picture.


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    http://deviantalfred.deviantart.com/...rdam-148912757
    I thought it was in Belgium but I saw it in Rotterdam,Holland.

    Edit-I had to remove other link because the page contained something others might deem offensive.



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