Published On: Sun, Sep 20th, 2015

Anti-Semitism legal row over Anish Kapoor defaced Versailles sculpture

Right-wing councillor files a legal complaint to have anti-Semitic graffiti removed from Anish Kapoor's controversial work Dirty Corner against artist's wishes, as the work suffers a third attack

 

A legal row has erupted over whether Jewish-British artist Anish Kapoor can leave anti-Semitic graffiti on his controversial sculpture in the gardens of Versailles, which was vandalised for the third time on Thursday night.

A Right-wing councillor has filed a legal complaint concerning the insults on Kapoor’s work Dirty Corner, saying leaving them on the work amounts to “inciting racism”.

Read the full story at Telegraph, by Henry Samuel, Paris

 

Catherine Pégard, President of the Château de Versailles, invited Anish Kapoor to exhibit site-specific sculptures in the palace’s gardens,   joining the famous contemporary artists before him who have shown their work at Versailles, such as Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons and Lee Ufan.

 

Dirty Corner,   2011-2015 (Photo Fabrice Seixas / Courtesy Lisson Gallery,   Galleria Massimo Minini,   Galleria Continua,   Kamel Mennour and Kapoor Studio)

 

 

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