A sudden weather change is being blamed for popping a huge inflatable abstract sculpture resembling a pile of excrement in West Kowloon, Hong Kong.
The 15.5 metre-tall Complex Pile, by acclaimed and controversial American artist Paul McCarthy, is part of a display of inflatable art on show in West Kowloon.
It was found damaged after a sudden downpour following a day of sunshine. Staff at the arts hub site decided to deflate the work.
“A small hole was discovered on the surface of the piece. We are doing our best to fix it and hopefully we can inflate the artwork as soon as possible,” a spokeswoman for the West Kowloon Cultural District said. She ruled out vandalism. “We believe it is because of the weather,” she said.