Pop artist tries to nudge Florence into the 21st century
'Cradle of the Renaissance must also cradle contemporary art'07 January, 18:51
"Contemporary art has a hard time finding its place in Florence, which has stayed the same since the Renaissance," they said.
One of the replicas, dressed up as a wino covered with newspapers, was installed on a bench next to the Fortezza da Basso, a former Renaissance fortress turned exhibition center in which the 85th biannual Pitti Uomo fashion fair opened on Tuesday.
Marchegiani, 42, is known for such iconoclastic paintings as 'Vatigun', a Pop rendition of a smiling Pope Benedict pointing a gun, which was exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale.