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The 36-foot white sculpture is a hand without fingers except that vulgar one, pointing away from Milan's stock market. It was made by Italy's most famous contemporary artist, Maurizio Cattelan, who donated it to the city last year on the condition that it grace Piazza Affari, or Business Square, where the bourse has its headquarters.

- from here.  HT Orthodox Baldwin.


  1. Most fitting is this:

    "In fact, the middle finger is directed at [the opposite] side of the square; the palm of the hand faces the stock exchange. "It's actually more the stock exchange giving the middle finger to the world," quips Mr. Cattelan."

  2. The best post-modern art that I've seen in a while.


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