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Saturday, June 18, 2005

$18,000 Bar Of Soap

Perhaps the oddest piece of work at Art Basel is a bar of soap, displayed on a square of black velvet, purportedly made from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's fat, removed during liposuction.

Gianni Monti's work called 'Clean Hands' -- the title is a play on the name of an anti-Mafia group -- sold in less than an hour for 15,000 euros ($18,000) to a private Swiss collector, according to Monti's Galerie Nicola von Senger of Zurich.

1 comment:

vvoi said...

well,
you could consider a urinal even odder, but at least one of those is worth a lot more!
I've written about this piece at new-art.blogspot.com