Sunday, 12 October 2008

'Edgy' Art Out

Paul Day - Clay Model of Reflection in Spectacles (2008)That image of a train driver as the Grim Reaper which I posted yesterday seems to have received a collective raspberry; but it is the above image that has given London & Continental Railways, which owns St Pancras Station, the pip. To the right of Paul Day's clay model of a spectacles lens is a man beginning to fall in front of an oncoming train. Whoops! Not the best spectacle for commuters. This sort of thing happens too often and is a bloody nuisance, because it makes thousands of people late for work. BBC News quotes a spokesperson for London & Continental Railways: "The frieze as originally suggested will not go ahead and work on it has stopped." So much for "edgy" art. Common sense at last.


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