‘Giant sex toy’ artist punched three times by Frenchman for shaming Paris

I suppose keeping him in the butt might have been, oh never mind.


(Picture: Getty Images) What would Napoléon say? (Picture: Getty Images)

Ah, the Place Vendôme.

North of the Tuileries Gardens in Paris, it was built as a monument to the glory of the armies of Louis XIV, later destroyed in the French Revolution and rebuilt by Napoleon I, torn down again, and rebuilt again.

It’s truly a historic place.

Perhaps it isn’t surprising, therefore, that our cousins across the channel have not taken kindly to the – ahem – erection of a piece of inflatable ‘art’ in their historic square that bears a striking resemblance to a sex toy.

The 75ft-tall bright green butt plug – optimistically called ‘Tree’ by its creator – has offended Parisians so much that one local punched artist Paul McCarthy three times in the face, screaming that is not French and his work has no place there.

The 69-year-old American, who was not injured severely in the attack, has insisted ‘Tree’…

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