Mani pulite

Next week, the world's most prestigious contemporary art fair Art Basel will be opening its doors. Here's a sneak preview of what is likely going to be the most talked about exhibit (via Weltwoche.ch):
You're right, it's an inconspicious looking piece of soap. It is the origin of its raw material that makes it rather extraordinary:
Apparently, this plain looking piece of soap has been manufactured from the ... uhm, waste from Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's liposuction that the man had performed on him a while ago. The piece of soap is on sale for EUR 15K (ca. $18000) from Italian artist Gianni Motti. Knowing the track record of its originator, I doubt whether it will be very effective in its primary purpose.

Si non e vero, e ben trovato ...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, soap made from someone's liposuction fat? I think I'll stick with Irish Spring or Ivory Soap!

Matt Johnson