American contemporary artist Paul McCarthy may not be Leonardo Da Vinci, but he certainly has a distinctive style, no ifs, ands or buts about it.

The artist’s latest work, an 80-foot inflatable piece called “Tree,” doesn’t really look like a tree, but does look an awful lot like a gigantic butt plug, and some Parisians aren’t especially happy about it.


(Translation: “This is where your tax dollars are going!”)

According to The Daily Mail, “Tree” is part of a promotional effort for next week’s International Contemporary Art Fair in Paris. Regardless of how people fell about the piece, the promotional aspect will be a success as long as McCarthy remembers that any interviews he does should include a promotional plug.

To play Devil’s Advocate for a minute, is there any chance “Tree” was actually intended to be a tree? Judging by McCarthy’s previous works, including a gigantic inflatable dog turd in Hong Kong and a gnome holding a dildo in the Netherlands, probably not.

[h/t Gawker]