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Graziano Cecchini Colors Spanish Steps

By: Ben Preiss - Published: Jan 17, 2008 • References: boingboing.net and thelede.blogs.nytimes
Graziano Cecchini, the man who turned the Trevi Fountain blood-red last October, has balls, lots of them, which he dropped down the famed Spanish Steps in Rome.

"The balls bounced downhill before filling the Barcaccia fountain, leaving surprised passers-by and tourists snapping pictures of a scene that recalled the indoor-playground ball pits that spark joyful frolicking by children of all ages," the New York Times wrote.

"Many people collected some of the balls and took them away as an 'unforgettable souvenir of this event.'"

Before being carted off by the polizia, Cecchini said “It is an artistic operation that documents with art the problems that we have in Italy.”

I love Italy; they even protest in style!