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Berlusconi’s Interventions Reversed

Posted in museums by Editor on April 2, 2013

As reported by the Agence France-Presse (AFP):

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AFP Photo by Andreas Solaro

An ancient statue of Mars has lost its fake penis and his counterpart Venus her hands, in the reversal of cosmetic changes ordered by Italy’s ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

In 2010 Berlusconi decided the two marble statues adorning the official residence of the prime minister were ‘incomplete’ and ordered a swift intervention to remedy their shortcomings. In a move which horrified the art world, Mars was touched up with a fake penis, shield, hand and the point of his sword and Venus her two hands. The 70,000 euro ($90,000) cost of the changes also sparked ridicule and anger
from the opposition. . .

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