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Sunday, June 19, 2005

File Under Weird: Berlusconi's Liposuctioned Fat

Yuck! At this weekend's Art Basel, the international art show featuring over 270 of modern and contemporary art galleries from around the world, a bar of soap, purportedly made from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's fat, removed during liposuction, sold for $18,000!

Gianni Monti's work called "Clean Hands" -- the title is a play on the name of an anti-Mafia group -- was purchased by a private Swiss collector. See the famous or infamous bar of soap here.

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