If this is art…

June 19, 2005 at 11:23 am (Pop Culture on Parade, Rant Goodness, WTF)

From the "'Fight Club,' Anyone?" department and Fark.com comes this most interesting commentary on what truly stoopid motherfuckers will do with their money. To quote the CNN article, dated Saturday, June 18:

Perhaps the oddest piece of work at Art Basel is a bar of soap, displayed on a square of black velvet, purportedly made from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's fat, removed during liposuction.

Gianni Monti's work called 'Clean Hands' — the title is a play on the name of an anti-Mafia group — sold in less than an hour for 15,000 euros ($18,000) to a private Swiss collector, according to Monti's Galerie Nicola von Senger of Zurich.

Since Art Basel is a show for people to find unique art investment opportunities and to find interesting showpieces, let's take a look at this bit of news. Someone actually collected the body fat of an Italian Prime Minister. Once collected, they made soap from it. Once made, they took it to a large, expensive, investment art show. Within an hour of showing this, uh, piece of soap, it sold for an exhorbitant amount of money!

In spite of the high EW! factor inherent in such a piece, some Eurotrash, too-rich fucknut PAID someone to let them have this nasty-assed excuse for art for their very own! Some incredibly asinine waste of skin has so much money and so little taste that they want to put this piece somewhere near them, point to it regularly and say, "That soap is made from the Italian PM's sucked-out fat. Aren't I just fabulous for owning such a thing?"

Believe it or not, I did find a picture of this paragon of suds.

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No word on whether or not the lather is viable, what scent was added (if any) , the merits of actually using this abomination, or how much the bribe was to get such a disgusting display past the owners and promoters of Art Basel.


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