Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Replica of the Getty kouros

I noticed a short notice in Il Giorno (April 14, 2009). It looks like the rivalry between Gianfranco Becchina --- apparently a one-time supplier of olive oil to the White House --- and Giacomo Medici has taken another turn. Medici has commissioned a replica of the Getty kouros that has been presented to the museum; the original was purchased from Becchina.

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