Saturday, February 13, 2010
A Portrait of Berlusconi
Berlusconi, a sculpture by the Kosovar artist Sisley Xhafa, currently living and working in New York, but who started his career in Italy in the '90s. This gigantic "thinking buddha" is made of sand. While living in Italy several years ago, the artist was already concerned about the mounting xenophobia bubbling in the country against the new immigrant population.
The work was commissioned by the Roda Sten gallery in Goteborg, Sweden.