“Melt it Down!” Zidane “Head-butt” sculpture contested in the night

The Il Tirreno daily reports that Adel Abdessemed’s sculpture, which is the centerpiece of this summer’s “Italia-Francia” exhibition in Pietrasanta, was the target of not-so-positive-reviews, by unknown parties in the night.

Cardboard signs appeared around the 5-meter-tall sculpture imploring: “Rifondetela” – re-melt it down.

The police took down the signs in the morning and are investigating … they are going through the cctv footage from the security cameras trained on the statue – although no “actual harm” was inflicted on the bronze sculpture, so the probabilities of criminal prosecution appear low.

To see a photo of the “contesting” of Adel Abdessemed’s head-butt, a testament to defeat, visit the Il Tirreno article, linked here.

Previously on Art is Life:

Sculptor’s P.O.V. ____________ “Zidane’s head-butt” vs. “Samson Slaying a Philistine”

“Zidane’s Headbutt” sculpture will play in Pietrasanta’s “Italy-France” Exhibition

Zidane’s headbutt – Adel Abdessemed’s ode to defeat looms large at the Centre Pompidou in Paris

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