'Tree' was a large inflatable folly that was installed on the 19th October 2014 in Place Vendôme, Paris. Designed and created by Paul McCarthy, the large-scale art piece depicted a christmas tree to spread awareness of the soon approaching public holiday. It received mixed reviews because of its contemporary take on the standard christmas tree which it vaguely resembles in form; unfortunately a couple of days after it was presented to the public it was deflated and damaged by vandals; after the ordeal McCarthy refused to reinstall it and has since been removed from the square. Now all we're left with are the words of Monsieur le Président. “[France] would plunge into decline if it refused to be itself, if it was afraid of the future, afraid of the world," he added to AFP. Fortunately Scan The World had it produced so that you can download you own 'Tree' in miniature form!
This object is part of "Scan The World". Scan the World is a non-profit initiative introduced by MyMiniFactory, through which we are creating a digital archive of fully 3D printable sculptures, artworks and landmarks from across the globe for the public to access for free. Scan the World is an open source, community effort, if you have interesting items around you and would like to contribute, email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help.