Thursday, May 04, 2006

photograph by Manfredi Bellati
VENEZIA - PALAZZO GRASSI - highlights from the opening
"Where Are We Going?" a selection from the Francois Pinault Collection.
This was one of the controversial works of art, called Him (2001) by Maurizio Cattelan, it is a sculpture of a little boy kneeling, as if praying, towards a wall—but the “trick” is that the boy has the face of Adolph Hitler. About the restructuring, Cattelan, always the joker, commented “What a beautiful space, they could have added at least another two hundred pieces.”
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