When Leonardo da Vinci wasn’t painting portraits of medieval Italy’s nobility, he was figuring out how to keep their drinks cold.
Though Expo Milano 2015, the enormous fair of national, nonprofit, and corporate pavilions built on the outskirts of Milan, opened as scheduled on May 1, its launch was overshadowed by violent protests, costly delays, and denouncements from one of its original architects and Pope Francis.
This passage in Rachel Spence’s otherwise straightforward review of the current Artemisia Gentileschi exhibiton at the Palazzo Reale, Milan, immediately caught my attention yesterday in the Financial Times …
Artist Maurizio Cattelan has unveiled his latest public art project in Milan. It’s titled “L.O.V.E.” (2010), it’s 13 ft tall, it’s made of marble, it’s a hand with a giant middle finger, and it’s placed in front of the Italian Stock Exchange. Poetic, right? Meh.
… P.S.1’s Brooklyn is Burning event gets out of control last weekend … #class gets invited to Pulse … a HUGE statue of Amenhotep III is discovered in Luxor, Egypt … Milan Fashion Week includes protestors peeved at Anna Wintour’s quick ditch.