The outline of the sculpture depicts copulation, and was to go on view on October 19 in the Louvre's Tuileries Gardens as part of Hors les Murs, a public art program organized by the Fiac contemporary art fair.
The censorship has drawn criticism from the London-based gallery Carpenters Workshop which represents Atelier Van Lieshout, reports The Art Newspaper. "The censored artwork is a liveable architectural sculpture, 12 metres in height, with a humouristic and provocative representation of the domestication of human beings in the world," the gallery says in a statement.
"Domestikator" is removed from the Louvre. I love absolutely everything about it. https://t.co/83GrESCLAK- andree langevin (@andree_langevin) October 2, 2017
The Louvre Museum in Paris, France, is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument. The most famous artwork on display there is Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Click for more trending news