Friday, October 1, 2010

Do the Bird: Maurizio Cattelan’s Protest Sculpture

When Maurizio Cattelan unveiled his 30-foot-high sculpture titled L.O.V.E. in front of the Milan Stock Exchange recently, many people were wondering exactly where the love was. The massive hand with middle finger upraised resembles in style and marble structure Michelangelo’s David, if the young hero flipped off the Philistine Goliath just before firing the fatal stone. Cattelan specializes in confrontational art, but he claims that his prodigious rude gesture is “mainly about imagination” and love, actually, rather than a social comment on the international financial world. I don’t buy it, and neither should you, regardless of what Cattelan says, or even believes. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Do the Bird."


Anejworks said...

I believe him..he is it
done with banks all you need is cash

© N. Mkhwani said...

Anejworks, I totally agree with you

Unknown said...

Sign the petition to don't remove L.O.V.E. from "Piazza Affari" the Milan Stock exchange square: