Maurizio Cattelans Finger

Submitted by: mushie_mush 6 years ago

This 36" masterpiece was erected in front of the stock exchange building in Milan.
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Male 1,834
very good
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Male 185
The "Wall Street" of Milan giving everyone the finger? Sounds about right.
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Male 703
"Few people identify themselves with what continent they are from except Europeans, Asians and Australians; they usually identify themselves by their country first."

How do you know we Australians are identifying ourselves with our continet? We could be identifying with our country, or our continent, and you would never know! Muahahahaha!

Also, "few people": Asians, Euopeans and Australians, I`d say that constitutes more than a few people.

Not that I care one way or another, just thought I`d point that out.
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Male 142
I am going there next year...gonna visit this place for sure.
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Male 307
This sculpture (called "L.O.V.E") was reviewed in Reuters last week - it is a mockery of a Nazi gesture and is part of Cattelan`s "Against Ideology" series - he stated it most *definitely* was not a statement against the financial world.

Personally, I liked "The Ninth Hour" - a sculpture he did of Pope John Paul being hit by a meteorite...
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Male 55
I want this in my front yard. Maybe as a warning to those goddamned morons coming door-to-door.
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Male 555
Wikipedia: "Mexico, ... officially known as the United Mexican States[9] ... , is a federal constitutional republic in North America."
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Male 639
Central America is part of North America
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Male 6,694
#1
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Male 9
Mexico is not in Central America, it`s in North America!
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Male 606
right on... Btw fu k all these stupid ppl that try to argue or correct somebody! Get a life!
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Female 3,001
how did an argument over continent erupt from this post? anyway, good post.

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"Few people identify themselves with what continent they are from except Europeans, Asians and Australians"

i identify myself as British actually, but IAB would rather not, not that I mind, tis only the internet
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Male 76
Stock Market Win.
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Male 784
@Isafan
Sure. I just made a point of the poor language. And I do understand the basic concept of context.

@TKD_Master
:)
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Male 10,845
[quote]Mexico is in America[/quote]

Uhh more like Central America or the "American Continent".
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Male 10,845
I laughed despite the fact that I was getting fingered.

XD
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Male 4,793
"Few people identify themselves with what continent they are from except Europeans, Asians and Australians;"

so only like 70% of the world? somehow that`s "few".
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Male 243
Continued:

and to ignore that is arrogant. Basically, you`d be asking a whole nation to re-write its identity.
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Male 243
(continued):

people in the USA and to people from the American continents. Context will clarify which. Neither is inaccurate or a slight to the other.

4. The terms "Americans" or "American colonists" were used by the British way back when the USA was only a colony of Britain. After the USA was formed, people living in this new country continued to be referred to as Americans. So American people did not choose to call themselves that. If anyone presumed that people in the territory of what is now the USA were the only "Americans," then it was the British. The term is not exclusively used by US citizens either. Many other countries refer to US Citizens as "Americans" also.

5. What other alternative is there, that both evokes the culture of the people in the USA and rolls easily off the tongue? Yankee? Not to mention, the term "American" has a long history in being associated with US citizens and their culture,
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Male 243
@bored-am-i: Why US citizens identify themselves as "American"
1. The name of the country is United States of America. Logically, citizens of the US can be called "Americans" when referring to their nationality. There is no other country with "America" in it`s name.

2. If you`re referring to what continent citizens in the continental USA are from, then you would call them North Americans. Few people identify themselves with what continent they are from except Europeans, Asians and Australians; they usually identify themselves by their country first. Therefore, few US Citizens are going to refer to themselves as "North American".
-I`ll also note that within the US, people often identify themselves according to their state more so than "American" (ie. a person from Texas is a Texan).

3. The term "American" does not have one exclusive definition. It can refer to both the people in the USA and to peopl
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Male 221
@Angelmassb

Yanks.
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Male 15,510
@bored-am-I

I know but how you call people in Mexico... Americans? and how you call people in USA?
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Male 25,416
Absolute brilliance, now thats art!
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Male 784
@Angelmassb
`That should be put in American border with Mexico`

That should be placed in USA on the border to Mexico.

Mexico is in America.
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Female 535
Oh noes! Hide the children!
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Male 271
ahhh capitalism, how i love thee.

"you cant afford a big statue... i can... please observe"
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Male 784
Where is the like button?, oh no, this is IAB, not Facebook...
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Male 15,510
That should be put in American border with Mexico
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Female 2,249
Link: Maurizio Cattelans Finger [Rate Link] - This 36` masterpiece was erected in front of the stock exchange building in Milan.
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