Saturday, 16 February 2008

The Angel of The North

Antony Gormley - The Angel of The North (1998)Antony Gormley's The Angel of The North is 10 years old this year. Hence a group of unemployed actors or whatever dancing round it like kiddies round a maypole. I think it's better celebrated as a feat of engineering, rather than as a work of art. Your average wind turbine looks more elegant, but at least the Angel doesn't slaughter wild birds. And it hasn't blown down yet. It was designed to withstand gales of 100 miles per hour. For more statistics about Tyneside's pride and joy - it looks like a flasher to me - click the title link.


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