8 Nov 2006

Italian toilet artwork

 A toilet has been impounded by police in northern Italy, sparking great patriotic debate.

"The prosecution on the other hand argue the symbolism of playing the anthem while flushing a toilet is an offence to the nation and they have put forward a robust case.
They point to a decree issued this year by the former government of Silvio Berlusconi which defined the national anthem as an emblem and the property of the state."

BBC NEWS - Row over Italian toilet artwork

Bolzano’s Museum of modern and contemporary art