June 19th, 2005

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Bar of soap sells for $18,000

Saturday, June 18, 2005; Posted: 9:19 p.m. EDT (01:19 GMT)

BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) -- Perhaps the oddest piece of work at Art Basel is a bar of soap, displayed on a square of black velvet, purportedly made from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's fat, removed during liposuction.

Gianni Monti's work called 'Clean Hands' -- the title is a play on the name of an anti-Mafia group -- sold in less than an hour for 15,000 euros ($18,000) to a private Swiss collector, according to Monti's Galerie Nicola von Senger of Zurich.

The work from the Swiss-based Italian has shock value with a twist, but Monti is not alone reveling in super-charged sales this week at Art Basel, the world's largest annual art fair where 275 dealers in modern and contemporary art display their wares making it a mecca for over 50,000 collectors and curators.

Prices are soaring for star-quality artists, topping levels charged for the old masters in a market that has an estimated $20 billion annual turnover, making veteran art experts wonder if this feeding frenzy can really last.


Not only do they buy for pleasure, they buy status.

"Art plays a role of social acceptance. You like it, but you also want to expose your personal environment to others. This creates a situation where there is an ongoing demand for good quality work to fulfil their dreams and their level of social acceptance," said Schweizer, whose bank has seen a steady increase in demand since it began art services in 1998.

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Probaly more accurate than most

It's no surprise that my arch-enemy is the hippie. It was destined to be. Now I just have to go back to sharpening my knives so when I stumble over some of those tie-dyed freaks I can stab them in the eye.

You are 85% Rational, 14% Extroverted, 71% Brutal, and 71% Arrogant.
You are the Sociopath! As a result of your cold, calculating
rationality, your introversion (and ability to keep quiet), your
brutality, and your arrogance, you would make a very cunning serial
killer. You care very little for the feelings of others, possibly
because you are not a very emotional person. You are also very
calculating and intelligent, making you a perfect criminal mastermind.
Also, you are a very arrogant person, tending to see yourself as better
than others, providing you a strong ability to perceive others as weak
little animals, thus making it easier to kill them. In short, your
personality defect is the fact that you could easily be a sociopath,
because you are calculating, unemotional, brutal, and arrogant. Please
don't kill me for writing mean things about you!

To put it less negatively:

1. You are more RATIONAL than intuitive.

2. You are more INTROVERTED than extroverted.

3. You are more BRUTAL than gentle.

4. You are more ARROGANT than humble.


Your exact opposite is the Hippie.

Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Spiteful Loner, the Smartass, and the Capitalist Pig.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 75% on Rationality
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You scored higher than 11% on Extroversion
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You scored higher than 82% on Brutality
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You scored higher than 83% on Arrogance
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