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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Angel of the City

 
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice is the most important museum in Italy for European and American art of the first half of the 20th century. Its most famous (or notorious) exhibit is the 1948 bronze The Angel of the City by Marino Marini (1901-1980). Erected at the front of the museum facing the Grand Canal, this sculpture sports an erection of its own. Check it out (here.)


2 comments:

  1. haha...you gave me a good chuckle today at the thought of a shiny penis salute as you entered the city....lol...oh my...what a statue...the whole back story is hilarious....

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  2. now that's art to be proud of

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