Julien Berthier describes his sculpture “Love love” as:
“the permanent and mobile image of a wrecked ship that has become a functional and safe leisure object.”
But is it art or more of an elaborate practical joke?
Designboom recently covered Love love, receiving comments from both sides of the fence. While some readers were delighted with the unconventional piece, others felt that it was a waste of time and energy. Both Julien’s and any unwitting good Samaritans who might try to rescue Love love.
At the very least, Love love is certainly an interesting name for a perpetually sinking boat. Heh, Love. It can keep us afloat or sink us with one fell swoop. Interesting. Perhaps his detractors are an important component of his sculpture.
What do you think about this controversial conveyance/sculpture?