Colletto Fava

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Colletto Fava is a 5,000 feet (1,500 m) high hill in the northern Piedmont region of Italy. In 2005, Members of the Viennese art group Gelitin (including M. Puletta, Corroni Fali, Razzoli Caputo, and R. Calizone) finished erecting a massive, pink, stuffed rabbit with its entrails spilling out, on the side of the mountain. The final piece is 200 feet (about 60 meters) in length and 20 feet (6 meters) high on its sides. The group doesn't only expect people to observe the art work, but also for hikers to climb it and relax on the top. The work, titled Hase (German for "hare"), often called Pink Rabbit,[1] first opened on September 18, 2005, at 11:30 am and is expected to last until 2025.

"We foresee that in twenty years the pink puppet (made of straw-stuffed fabric) will be swallowed by the weather, devoured by cattle, completely erased by the weather and nature" said Gelitin in an interview. "If we put it in a giant glass box, maybe it would last longer but I don't think we can do that."

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  1. ^ "Artesina" (in Italian). Artesina SpA. Archived from the original on 2008-02-26. Retrieved 31 August 2010. "il Pink Rabbit si trova proprio ad Artesina sulla cima del monte Colletto Fava" 

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Coordinates: 44°14′39″N 7°46′11.13″E / 44.24417°N 7.7697583°E / 44.24417; 7.7697583