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Louvre Pulls Hilariously Explicit Sculpture From Display [PHOTOS]

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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.

Concerns about the sculpture’s proximity to a children’s playground were also brought up during discussions on what to do with it.

Meanwhile, many popular pieces of art, both throughout history and in contemporary times, have illustrated risqué imagery.

“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.

Visitors walk by a piece of art called "Penis Number 26" by the Dutch Atelier van Lieshout at the 36th Art in Basel, Switzerland, June 14, 2005. Getty Images - Stringer

Visitors walk by a piece of art called “Penis Number 26” by the Dutch Atelier van Lieshout at the 36th Art in Basel, Switzerland, June 14, 2005. [Reuters – Stringer]

A woman walks past a sculpture, "Le Magnifique," by Dutch artist Atelier Van Lieshout shown at the Belgian Tim Van Laere Gallery on February 16, 2011 during the ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair in Madrid. [JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images]

A woman walks past a sculpture, “Le Magnifique,” by Dutch artist Atelier Van Lieshout shown at the Belgian Tim Van Laere Gallery on February 16, 2011 during the ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair in Madrid. [Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images]

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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