Artist: Giovanni Anselmo
Completion Date: 1968
Style: Conceptual Art
Gallery: Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris, France
One of Anselmo’s best known works, it involves the crushing of a lettuce between a large standing block of granite and a smaller stone, secured by a wire. If the lettuce is allowed to dry out, the wire will lose tension and the stone will fall. Some have interpreted it as a symbol of the fatal destiny of man crushed between forces greater than him.