Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Piazza Cadorna- Claes Oldenburg Sculpture





It was a beautiful day today, and I was in the neighborhood, so I thought I'd take some pictures of the needle and thread sculpture. I recently discovered that, because there's an on-going argument between Italians about the colors of the flag (I've lived here 24 years, and will never understand the minutiae of the Italian psyche), the thread is yellow, red, and green, instead of white. Many don't like this work and believe it's not suitable for Piazza Cadorna and want it moved elsewhere. Others think this is a wonderful work and like it in front of the Cadorna station, designed by Gae Aulenti.

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