Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Two More Views of Last Friday's Festa della Salute--and The Wood Boy Disappears

On an unrelated note: The life-sized wooden parody of Charles Ray's monumental sculpture "Boy With Frog" that I posted about last Wednesday is no longer on the Punta della Dogana.

I located an article in the 14 November edition of La Nuova Venezia that identified the wood sculpture as a centerpiece of a protest against the exploitation of workers employed in the Italian culture and fashion industries: The protesters who created and carried the sculpture entitled it a "Monument to the Precarious Worker."

I was unable to find any more recent article to explain who removed the sculpture from the Punta della Dogana or what has become of it.


  1. That sky is a jaw dropper! And, I'm a little sad I shan't see the ersatz boy and frogs.

    1. It was one of Venice's winter wonders, Yvonne--and I'm afraid it was at its most dramatic before I was able to get into a position to take the above photo!

    2. Well, the ersatz boy and frogs probably wouldn't have held up too well in any sense of the word, anyway, Yvonne.

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    1. It seems sometimes the colder the weather gets the more dramatic the sunsets, Anna.