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”.
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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.