Saturday, June 4, 2016

Searching for Utopia

Searching for Utopia by Jan Fabre, Piazza della Signoria, Florence
“Searching for Utopia” by Jan Fabre, 2003
Piazza della Signoria
Florence, May 2016

“The monumental sculpture ‘Searching for Utopia,’ Fabre's self-portrait riding a giant golden turtle (a symbol common to many religions) was recently installed on Piazza della Signoria, next to the equestrian statue of Granduca Cosimo I, a Renaissance masterpiece by Giambologna. It has already become a favorite among tourists with selfie sticks.”