Due to its giant height, the bonking building could be seen from a nearby children’s playground.
Our source reports that the 40ft high piece – Domestikator by the Dutch art collective Atelier Van Lieshout – was to go on display in the museum’s Jardin des Tuileries on October 19 as part of a public art project
According to The Sun the news has angered those behind the giant erection who insist that it is all “pretty innocent.”
“This is something that should not happen,” said Joep van Lieshout, the collective’s founder.
“A museum should be an open place for communication. The task of the museum and the press is to explain the work.
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“The piece itself, it’s not really very explicit. It’s a very abstracted shape. There are no genitals; it’s pretty innocent.”
However, the museum has defended its decision.
“Online commentaries point out this work has a brutal aspect that may be misunderstood by our traditional audience of the Jardin des Tuileries,” Louvre director Jean-Luc Martinez wrote in a letter to Le Monde.
He also raised concerns that due to its giant height, the bonking building could be seen from a nearby children’s playground.
However, Van Lieshout has labelled Mr Martinez’s concerns “total hypocrisy”.
The artist said that whole school classes had seen the sculptures during the three years it has been on display in Bochum, Germany.
He said that they had been too young to interpret the sexual nature of Domestikator, and had only seen the funny side.
“If children see something as sexual, it is because they are old enough to see it,” he said.