Sculptor defends 'vagina' artwork

Sculptor Anish Kapoor defends Versailles ‘vagina’ art work

  • 5 June 2015
  • From the section Europe
Visitors are walking alongside "Dirty Corner" by British artist Anish Kapoor in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles outside Paris, France, Friday, June 5, 2015.

The sculpture, named Soiled Nook, is the centrepiece of Anish Kapoor’s show in Versailles

The British sculptor Anish Kapoor has defended a section of art in the French palace of Versailles that has been referred to as “Soiled” and “gross”.

The installation, called Soiled Corner, sits in the grounds outside the palace.

Mr Kapoor mentioned in a French interview it signified “the vagina of the queen coming into energy” – But later mentioned the work was once open to interpretation.

The Versailles palace used to be the house of Marie Antoinette, the 18th Century queen of France.

In a tweet, Versailles’ mayor said the award-profitable artist had “slipped up“.

People walk near Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor"s "Dirty Corner" 2011 Cor-Ten steel, earth and mixed media monumental creation that is displayed in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles, in Versailles, France, June 5, 2015.

The installation has attracted criticism and praise in France

Artist Anish Kapoor answers questions during an interview with the Associated Press during the presentation of his exhibition in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles near Paris, France, Friday, June 5, 2015

Mr Kapoor mentioned his work “has a couple of interpretive potentialities”

A German vacationer, Dunja, told Reuters: “It Can Be confusing, a tremendous vagina and a palace.

“It Is probably the most well-known locations in Paris and i simply wished to look it and that i noticed this constructing, this statue, and that i have no idea what it is.”

Another vacationer, Megan, from the us, mentioned: “When You think you might be coming to Versailles you would expect like basic French, maybe an incredible statue of some Roman god However this just appears Soiled, gross.”

The piece has are available in for criticism, but in addition praise, via female teachers in the French press.

"Dirty Corner", a Cor-Ten steel, earth and mixed media monumental artwork by British contemporary artist of Indian origin Anish Kapoor, is displayed in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles, in Versailles on June 5, 2015

Vacationers have expressed bemusement on the sculpture

Mr Kapoor said on Friday he was misquoted in an prior interview.

“A Work has multiple interpretive potentialities,” he stated.

“Inevitably, one comes throughout the body, our bodies and a definite level of sexuality. However it’s under no circumstances the only thing it is about.”

The Large metallic sculpture is only part of Mr Kapoor’s installation in Versailles. He also put in large mirrors, and a wall defaced by way of paint apparently shot from a cannon.

Mr Kapoor is a former Turner Prize winner whose work has been proven all over the world.

He’s very best recognized for the Orbital Tower at the coronary heart of the Olympic Park in London.

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