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The “Italian-Thai Friendship Sculpture”

The Italian Embassy will donate a 3-metre-high contemporary sculpture in bronze to the city of Bangkok to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two Countries.

The sculpture, entitled “Italian-Thai Friendship Sculpture”, will be situated in Lumpini Park, the capital’s largest park.

The sculpture was designed by Komsan Phetsit, the winner of a competition specifically launched by the Embassy in conjunction with Silpakorn University, which was established by Italian-born sculptor Corrado Feroci/Silpa Bhirasri, the founding father of Thai modern art

It was cast in bronze by the Italian-Thai MonzArt Bronze Benny Line Foundry that was established more than 30 years ago by Armando Benato.

The initiative was sponsored through the generous contribution of the Central Group, which owns Italian department store La Rinascente.

The inauguration ceremony will be presided over by the Italian Ambassador,

Francesco Saverio Nisio, and will be held at Lumpini Park at 5:30 p.m., on Saturday, 21 April, the date on which both Rome and Bangkok were founded.