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A Pao flower between Sarpi and Sempione, Orticola’s gift to Milan – Chronicle

A Pao flower between Sarpi and Sempione, Orticola’s gift to Milan – Chronicle
A Pao flower between Sarpi and Sempione, Orticola’s gift to Milan – Chronicle

An installation in the shape of a flower, fuchsia, with a ladybug perched on a petal. Pao’s art returns, to the Paolo Bordino registry office, to the public gardens of via Cesare Cesariano, between the area of ​​via Paolo Sarpi and Parco Sempione. In fact, the Administration has accepted the donation from the Orticola Lombardia association of the work “First day of Spring”, created by the artist in …

An installation in the shape of a flower, fuchsia, with a ladybug perched on a petal. Pao’s art returns, to the Paolo Bordino registry office, to the public gardens of via Cesare Cesariano, between the area of ​​via Paolo Sarpi and Parco Sempione. In fact, the Administration accepted the donation from the Lombardy Horticultural Association of the work “First day of Spring”, made by the artist in polychrome fiberglass, self-supporting, 1.4 meters high, which depicts the blossoming of summer. By Pao there are already the drawings on the walls of the pedestrian widening that houses the play area. In the spring of 2015 the case broke out after some anti-graffiti volunteers had “cleaned up” the plaster (with the drawings made previously, in 2001), and Pao had created a second work, dampening the controversy. Now comes the installation too.

“We are grateful to Orticola – declares the city planning councilor Pierfrancesco Maran – for this installation that will characterize even more a small square to which many and many Milanese, young and old, have become fond also thanks to the lively presence of Pao’s art” . The maintenance of the building, which has an economic value of 15 thousand euros, will be the responsibility of the donor for the first 20 years. In recent days it was highlighted on these pages that the exact point in which to place the flower had not yet been defined: the portion of the paved area where it was decided to insert “First day of spring” is also used by children and young people who use roller skates and skateboards. “For this reason – reads the resolution of the City Council 1, which in any case expressed a favorable opinion on the idea of ​​the installation -. The compatibility of the location in the center of the area must be verified in order to interfere with these games”. In the meantime, the evaluations have been carried out, according to Palazzo Marino, and the location will be the one that appears in the photos of the project.

Marianna Vazzana

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