Monday, 27 October 2008

Bronze Horse Dispute

Mario Ceroli - Run, Run...JohnHere's a sculpture by an artist who apparently didn't read the small print in his contract. Following an exhibition of his work in Siena, - Forme in movimiento - Italian sculptor Mario Ceroli was shocked to discover that his 6m bronze horse Run, Run...John was to be sent to a company in nearby Pistoia which claimed half ownership of it. He chained himself to his sculpture in protest. The organisers of the show agreed to return the horse to him, but the firm is now threatening him with legal action to safeguard its rights to the work. And naive folk believe that art is the answer to the World's ills! Not when businessmen and lawyers get their grubby fingers into the pie.


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