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Maurizio Cattelan
Maurizio Cattelan, L.O.V.E. 2010, Piazza degli Affari, Milan Photo by Zeno Zotti Copia

Maurizio Cattelan:

“With my L.O.V.E. sculpture the authorities approved the location and the mock-up of the sculpture without opposing. A hand missing four out of five fingers was in my pocket when I met the city’s alderman of culture for the first time. It was from the mock-up of another sculpture, Ave Maria, the three arms making the fascist salute. Initially it should have stayed there for just ten days. I don’t know how it happened, but they ended up asking me to donate the sculpture to the city for decades!”