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 Fine e Mezzi

fine mezzi

 

 

1970

mixed technique

Two thin cardboard plaques

English meaning: ‘The end justify the means’

Explanation: The word ‘fine’ in Italian has a double meaning: ‘thin’ or‘end’. And also ‘mezzi’ has a double meaning: ‘halves’ and ‘means’ (intended  as methods).
The thin plaque with the inscription ‘fine’ is unhooked in two halves at the center; so, in Italian, the phrase could sound like the wellknown saying: ‘The end justifies the means’ erroneausly attributed to Niccolò Machiavelli.