Sculptor Anish Kapoor defends Versailles ‘vagina’ artwork
5 June 2015
From the section Europe
The sculpture, named Dirty Corner, is the centrepiece of Anish Kapoor’s display in Versailles
The British sculptor Anish Kapoor has defended a piece of art in the French palace of Versailles that has been called “dirty” and “gross”.
The installation, called Dirty Corner, sits in the grounds outside the palace.
Mr Kapoor said in a French interview it signified “the vagina of the queen coming into power” – but later said the work was open to interpretation.
The Versailles palace was the home of Marie Antoinette, the 18th Century queen of France.
In a tweet, Versailles’ mayor said the award-winning artist had “slipped up”.
The installation has attracted criticism and praise in France
Mr Kapoor said his work “has multiple interpretive possibilities”
A German tourist, Dunja, told Reuters: “It’s confusing, a big vagina and a palace.
“It’s one of the most famous places in Paris and I just wanted to see it and I saw this building, this statue, and I don’t …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment