A Closer Look at the Street Signs in Florence

By Jordan Beatty, MA 2014-15

When exploring the streets of a city known for its architectural, artistic, and cultural legacy, it’s easy to get swept up in the rich history of Florence.  Awestruck with Renaissance treasures, the last thing you might be looking at are the traffic signs surrounding you. As an artist and lover of all things unique and innovative, I would say you are making a huge mistake if passing them by without a closer look!  Artist Clet Abraham has been reinventing the street sign scene in Florence by secretly adding stickers to them at night.  The street art is meant to be funny and controversial in contrast to its backdrop, historic Firenze.  You can visit Clet’s studio in Via Dell’Olmo 8r where you can buy stickers and post cards in addition to viewing more examples of his quirky work.

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