Artist gives tourists the ‘sexy finger’
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A SCULPTOR has ‘piste off ’ skiers by installing a statue of a giant hand giving tourists and locals the MIDDLE FINGER.
Nikolai Winter, 24, spent six months making the seven-foot high sculpture of a woman’s hand delivering the offensive gesture.
The artwork, which weighs two tons and has been covered with a lacquer finish, is now displayed on a hill in the picturesque Swiss resort of St Moritz.
Nikolai has called the sculpture “doigt d’honneur”, which is French for the gesture.
There has been a “mixed” reaction to his “playful” sculpture, one of a collection of seven pieces.
He said: “The aim was to create a hand that was provocative and sexy, yet elegant.
“The reactions have been very mixed, from incomprehension to great admiration but I did not really expect otherwise.”
The Swiss artist did not want to say how much the piece cost , but revealed it to be “in the price range of an upper class car”.