This controversial piece of art was created by Italy’s most famous living artist, Maurizio Cattelan. The sculpture – officially titled L.O.V.E. but popularly known as The Middle Finger – has the shape of a huge hand, beautifully sculpted from Carrara marble – the same material used by Michelangelo and Bernini. But its middle finger is extended skywards in a very un-Renaissance-like gesture of contempt.
By Czech sculptor David Cerny.
Cumulus by Miriam Lenk.
“Vigelandsparken” in Oslo, Norway.