Novecento, 2000–02. Bronze, 21 x 7 meters diameter. Photo: © Alberto Piovano, Milan. Laura Tansini: How did it happen that the City of Rome commissioned Novecento?Arnaldo Pomodoro: It was in 1998, when Francesco Rutelli was mayor of Rome, at the re-installation of my work Sfera Grande in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after its restoration.
Over the past 30-plus years of the public art movement, artworks in public settings have added beauty, interest and, in some instances, controversy to the civic arena. For photographers and plein air painters, however, they may also be adding the threat of a lawsuit for copyright infringement.