maurizio cattelan’s middle finger…

Am moving around a lot at the moment, now am in Milan for work, i come across this relatively new intervention in the heart of Milan’s financial district, the Piazza Affari, right in front of the Italian stock exchange building.

The work is called L.O.V.E. in marble like its rationalist surroundings and including plinth, it is 11 metres high.

officially it’s name is L.O.V. E. – so it stands for love – but everyone can read between the lines and take away the message they see for themselves.”
Maurizio Cattelan

Well i am a pretty simple person really so i know what i read from it…It is so obvious and puerile (despite the smoke and mirror allusions to classicism..see the broken fingers) that actually i like it, and i like the idea that the stock exchange gets the finger every moment of the day, every day…and i guess, in a city as deeply conservative as Milan it’s good to see something, anything that is not so goddamn POLITE!

One response to “maurizio cattelan’s middle finger…

  1. Pingback: interventions on existing public art works… | mvp – work in progress

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