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MerlEtto

merletto

  

1974

assembly technique h 35 cm stuffed blackbird on a scale

English meaning: ‘Small blackbird’

Explanation: ‘merletto’, in Italian, means ‘lace’. In this case the key to the game is the combination of two words: ‘merlo’ (blackbird)
and ‘etto’ (one hundred grams). As ‘etto’ in Italian is also a suffix that, attached to a word, is used as diminutive to indicate smallness, assuming that the weight of the blackbird is one hundred grams, the result is MerlEtto...