In Italy, more garbage means more balls

Art doesn’t imitate life, it imitates advertising. Back in January, Italian artist Graziano Cecchini had the balls to create a crappier version of Sony Bravia’s award-winning ad, this time at the Piazza di Spagna in Rome. According to this video spotlighted on YouTube last week, Cecchini protesting the city’s Naples’ suspension of garbage collection in December due to lack of landfill space. Cecchini said the work “represented a lie told by a politician.” Clearly a colorful, bouncy lie. Either way, I can’t say much for the work itself other than, “nice balls.”

—Posted by Rebecca Cullers