Voluminous Versailles vagina viciously violated – again

Vandals mount second graffiti attack on controversial sculpture

The controversial voluminous vagina adorning the gardens of the Palace of Versailles has been vandalised for the second time.

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Dirty Corner. Pic: Frederic Legrand – COMEO / Shutterstock.com

The work by Anish Kapoor – entitled "Dirty Corner" but popularly known as the "Queen's Vagina" – was daubed with slogans yesterday, including "The second RAPE of the nation by DEVIANT JEWISH activism".

An indignant Catherine Pégard, president of the Public Establishment of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles, said yesterday: "This act of intolerable violence against the work of an international artist shocks and saddens me."

French prez François Hollande condemned the attack as "hateful and antisemitic", and assured that "everything will be done to identify the authors".

Back in June, the sculpture was attacked with yellow paint, prompting the 61-year-old British-Indian sculptor to deny it was intended to provoke.

He insisted: "I categorically reject any comparison with the work of American artist Paul McCarthy, which is sexually explicit and presented as such."

McCarthy's in-your-face works include "Tree" – a 24-metre butt plug which lasted just three days at the plâce Vendôme in Paris last year before it too was vandalised. ®

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