Quick quiz: What in the Yuletide halls is this?!
No, it’s not a unique pawn in a really large game of chess or an oddly colored wine-bottle stopper for the world’s largest jug of fermented juice.
From The Atlantic’s CityLab, we learn this piece of contemporary something or other is a sculpture by the American artist Paul McCarthy called “Tree.” It’s supposed to serve as the centerpiece of the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC).
It also looks like a certain sex toy…and now it’s flat as a pancake. Bad PR for the global art community.