Fleur Pellerin condemns with the utmost firmness the unacceptable aggressions suffered by the artist Paul McCarthy and his work exhibited Place Vendôme in Paris. Beyond the offences they represent, they are a serious violation of the principle of freedom of creation.

The Minister wishes to recall that France is honoured to welcome great international artists on the occasion of FIAC, which this year again testifies to the unparalleled cultural attractiveness of our nation open to the world.