Apparently this hotel/sculpture, titled “Domestikator”, was too hot to display at the Louvre. (And now the piece is getting a lot more attention than it ever would have if the museum hadn’t removed it.)
The French publication Le Monde reported that the Louvre’s director, Jean-Luc Martinez, sent a letter to Fiac raising concerns about the piece.
“Online commentaries point out this work has a brutal aspect,” Mr. Martinez said in the letter. “It risks being misunderstood by visitors to the gardens.”
The museum also raised concerns about the sculpture, which is 40 feet high, being situated near a children’s playground.
Ok, so maybe playground-adjacent isn’t the best location for a 40-foot-tall depiction of doggy style.