Yes, they've got it all in Venice: gondola traffic jams, fiberglass beached whales, naked (and live!) Venetian porn actresses, upside-down 52 ton American tanks that are used as a training device (outside of the U.S. pavilion) and some of the word’s zaniest art for the 54th international Biennale art exhibit which kicked off the other day in the magnificent and always magical city of Venice (your correspondent has been going there for only the last 45 years and still remains completely stunned and captivated by its unique beauty)!
Nearly 100 different countries exhibited some of their finest works of art (!!!). This year's Golden Lion award went to the German pavillion. To paraphrase the great John Cleese in Monty Python’s epic “Live At The Hollywood Bowl” movie: “I may not know much about art, but I know what I like”!