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Silvio's soap.

"An art work purportedly made from excess fat from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been sold for $18,000," reports the BBC. Artist Gianni Motti asserts he bought the fat from a clinic where the politician underwent liposuction. Motti shaped it into a bar of soap and named it Mani Pulite (Clean Hands), a reference to an anti-corruption campaign of the 1990s. "I came up with the idea because soap is made of pig fat, and I thought how much more appropriate it would be if people washed their hands using a piece of Berlusconi," Motti said.
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Title Annotation:Silvio Berlusconi
Publication:The Progressive
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:4EUIT
Date:Aug 1, 2005
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