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Anish Kapoor erotic sculpture vandalized at Versailles Palace gardens

  • Chateau de Versailles workers clean the sculpture "Dirty Corners" by British artist Anish Kappor after it was splattered with paint, in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles outside Paris, France, Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Chateau de Versailles workers clean the sculpture "Dirty Corners" by British artist Anish Kappor after it was splattered with paint, in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles outside Paris, France, Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chateau de Versailles workers clean the sculpture "Dirty Corners" by British artist Anish Kappor, after someone splattered paint on it in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles outside Paris, France, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Someone has sprayed yellow and white paint on a controversial sculpture known informally as “queen’s vagina” which has just gone on display in the garden of the Chateau de Versailles. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Chateau de Versailles workers clean the sculpture "Dirty Corners" by British artist Anish Kappor, after someone splattered paint on it in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles outside Paris, France, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Someone has sprayed yellow and white paint on a controversial sculpture known informally as “queen’s vagina” which has just gone on display in the garden of the Chateau de Versailles. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

  • CAPTION CORRECTS ARTIST NAME - Chateau de Versailles workers clean the sculpture "Dirty Corners" by British artist Anish Kapoor after it was splattered with paint, in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles outside Paris, France, Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    CAPTION CORRECTS ARTIST NAME - Chateau de Versailles workers clean the sculpture "Dirty Corners" by British artist Anish Kapoor after it was splattered with paint, in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles outside Paris, France, Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

Vandals have spray-painted a controversial Anish Kapoor sculpture in the garden of the palace of Versailles called "Dirty Corner."

The huge 70-meter, red metal work — resembling a gaping cavern — has been dubbed "vagina of the queen" by media, and was sprayed with yellow paint by unknown vandals on Wednesday. Versailles authorities say they have since cleaned it.

Kapoor told France's Le Figaro that the vandalism "represents a certain intolerance that is appearing in France about art. The problem seems to be political."

Two local officials have lodged formal complaints against the work, calling it a degradation of a monument.