France’s Louvre Museum is pulling an arguably sexually explicit sculpture from one of its outdoor exhibits, according to a New York Times report published Monday.
The work, known as the “Domestikator,” features a number of cubes and rectangles configured to presumably look like an erotic sex position. It was set to go on display in The Louvre’s Tuileries Gardens Oct. 19, but was deemed too indecent for public viewing.
Another museum has pulled an artwork. This time it’s the Louvre, arguing that a sculpture was too sexually explicit.
— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) October 3, 2017
Concerns about the sculpture’s proximity to a children’s playground were also brought up during discussions on what to do with it.
“The piece itself, it’s not really very explicit,” the creator Atelier van Lieshout said, according to TheNYT. “It’s a very abstracted shape. There are no genitals; it’s pretty innocent.”
Hailing from the Netherlands, van Lieshout is fairly known for designing suggestive pieces.The Domestikator has been shown at the Ruhrtriennale in Germany for the past three years, but apparently the Dutch artist’s work is too freaky for the Louvre.
The Louvre did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment by time of publication.
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