Polish Artist Installs Huge Nude Balloon in Italy

By NewsDude ,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2007 3:51 PM CDT
A cyclist passes by a 21-meter (70-foot) floating sculpture of a naked man, a self-portrait by Polish artist Pawel Althamer that has been hovering outside the Renaissance Palazzina Appiani in Parco Sempione...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Polish artist Pawel Althamer has placed a 70-foot long nude balloon in a plaza in Milan. It is a self-portrait of the artist.  In Italy such a sculpture is "nothing new."   A passing American commented that it "wouldn't fly" in the U.S.