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VoCA Loathes…Ads in St. Mark’s Square, Venice

In a turn of events that was bound to happen eventually, advertising agencies have realized they can exploit a recent change in the law to sell space in St. Mark’s Square, Venice and make a large profit. An enormous billboard-sized watch ad featuring the villain of a James Bond film dominates the square opposite the Doges’ palace.


The colonnade surrounding piazza San Marco in Venice. Image: Frederick Muller/photo.net


Carlo Scarpa, the interior of the Negozio Olivetti in piazza S. Marco, 1957 – 58. Image: tbstudio.eu

Read the full article, from The Art Newspaper, HERE.

2 Responses to “VoCA Loathes…Ads in St. Mark’s Square, Venice”

  1. Show&Tell says:

    It’s terrible, but not really that surprising.

    C.R.E.A.M.

  2. mmm says:

    “We got stickup kids, corrupt cops, and crack rocks
    and stray shots, all on the block that stays hot
    Leave it up to me while I be living proof
    To kick the truth to the young black youth
    But shorty’s running wild, smokin sess, drinkin beer
    And ain’t trying to hear what I’m kickin in his ear
    Neglected for now, but yo, it gots to be accepted
    That what? That life is hected
    Cash Rules Everything Around Me
    C.R.E.A.M”

    So a song lamenting the violence and desperation experienced by young men growing up in NYC housing projects during the crack epidemic and drug wars of the late 80’s and early 90’s also reflects how you feel about a billboard in Venice?

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