Maurizio Cattelan is well-known for his controversial art, but this piece gives it another twist. He has erected a 36-foot hand made of pure marble that gives the opposed Milan stock exchange "the finger." The Milanese themselves think of it quite diversely, as you can see in the video. Some think it's disgusting, others say that it makes them laugh. What's your opinion? Is that the kind of response to the financial crisis we have been waiting for?
The artist himself comments rather vaguely: "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."
The only downer is that this masterpiece will only be shown for ten days during Milan's fashion week.
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Maurizio Cattelan Makes Take a Jab at the Milan Stock Exchange
Published: Oct 1, 2010 • References: youtube