‘officially it’s name is L.O.V. E. – so it stands for love – but everyone can read between the lines and take away the message they see for themselves.‘ says prankster art-star maurizio cattelan.
his most recent work resides in milan’s piazza affari, in front of the italian stock exchange building. made of marble, about 4 meters high and on a 7 meter base brings the sculpture to a total height of 11 meters. it was originally titled ‘omnia munda mundis’, literally meaning ‘to the pure [men], all things [are] pure’, a latin sentence that has entered a relatively common usage in many countries – but sometimes simplicity speaks louder. by kl