Aleksandra Mir

Banco di Amore

PALERMO—Seven years in the making, this piece started with a drawing of the facade of the old Banco di Sicilia, closed and under renovation all the years I lived across from it on Piazza Borsa. I renamed the building Banco di Amore and embarked on a quest to retrieve the original Liberty Style copper lettering that had graced the facade. After many twists and turns, the letters finally arrived and were reconfigured to spell out the new phrase. Today the building is a luxury hotel while Banco di Amore is open for business again. Welcome to open an account, make your investments and cash in