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Untitled (Sculpture That Eats)

Giovanni Anselmo

Untitled (Sculpture That Eats)

Giovanni Anselmo
  • Original Title: Senzo titolo (Scultura che mangia)
  • Date: 1968
  • Style: Conceptual Art
  • Genre: sculpture

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.

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