Polish Artist Installs Huge Nude Balloon in Italy

By News Dude,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2007 3:51 PM CDT
Polish Artist Installs Huge Nude Balloon in Italy
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 in Milan, Italy, since Monday, drawing second takes, amused looks and some reprobation about...   (Associated Press)

(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. (Read more art stories.)

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