Italian Cow Parade

Cow Parade MilanMooo-velus, darling: 100 life-sized cows, each hand decorated by an artist, are grazing around Italy’s fashion capital.
This one is by Thomas Berra (title: “There’s Confusion in the Meadow”) and makes its stance at Arco della Pace near Sempione park.

Billed as the world’s largest public art event, the cattle started meandering in Zurich in 1998 before heading for new pastures including New York, Tokyo, London and Sydney.
The cows are also an early warning sign that Milan’s design week, the largest in the world, will kick off in a few days. Every year brings some much-needed public art to town, last year there was oversized Ikea furniture…

Milan’s artsy bovines will be around until the end of June when they hit the auction block for charity at the Triennale art museum.

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