A controversial sculpture by artist Anish Kapoor on display in the gardens of France’s Palace of Versailles, and which has become known as the “Queen‘s Vagina,” has been vandalized for the second time.
Officially known as “Dirty Corner,” the giant steel funnel that Kapoor himself has described as “very sexual” was covered in anti-Semitic graffiti in white paint, says Versailles president Catherine Pegard.
Phrases such as “Queen sacrificed, twice insulted” and “the second rape of the nation by deviant Jewish activism” covers the sculpture by the British-Indian artist.
“This act of intolerable violence against the work of an international artists shocks and saddens me,” Pegard tells journalists after inspecting the damage.
The 200-foot-long, 33-foot-high steel-and-rock abstract sculpture is set up in the garden aimed directly at the royal chateau, which attracts five million tourists a year.
Kapoor has described the piece as “the vagina of a queen who is taking power.”