Adam Smith Memorial

Piazza Sant'Ambrogio, Milan, 2006

A four-meter-tall orange cone seizing one parking slot in Piazza Sant'Ambrogio and claiming it to be private property. Attached to the cone, a giant plastic hand, filled with balloons, flew over Milan until it got detached and disappeared. This hand evoked
Adam Smith's concept of the hidden hand, an incomprehensible quasi-religious mechanism that caused, so he believed, liberal markets and the individual pursuit of profit to be beneficial to the whole society.

















This project was produced by Ricardo Crespi Gallery in the context
of the exhibition Seeing the Invisible.