Sunday, June 19, 2005

A new kind of art

I found this tidbit at Drunksex, who found it at CNN:

BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) -- Perhaps the oddest piece of work at Art Basel is a bar of soap, displayed on a square of black velvet, purportedly made from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's fat, removed during liposuction.

Gianni Monti's work called 'Clean Hands' -- the title is a play on the name of an anti-Mafia group -- sold in less than an hour for 15,000 euros ($18,000) to a private Swiss collector, according to Monti's Galerie Nicola von Senger of Zurich.


A bit revolting, isn't it?

2 comments:

vvoi said...

not necessarily. i've written about it on new-art.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

It is revolting, but does that mean that someone can clone Berlusconi?