A huge inflatable sculpture inspired by a sex toy has been sabotaged days after it was installed in Paris.
The 24m (80ft) sculpture on Place Vendome in Paris was brought down when supporting cords were cut.
Earlier, US artist Paul McCarthy told a French newspaper that he was attacked by a man who said the sculpture had no place being on the street.
The sculpture is part of the week-long International Contemporary Art Fair in the French capital.
The art fair said it would restore the deflated sculpture as soon as it could.
McCarthy told French newspaper Le Monde that his work, entitled Tree, was an “abstract work” rooted in a joke about a sex toy and was also inspired by a Christmas tree.
Police said the sculpture had been attacked overnight.
“An unidentified group of people cut the…
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