Tuesday, 21 December 2010

City of Sculpture

Westminster City Council has located a number of sites where it can display large sculptures for its City of Sculpture Festival. This monstrosity is The Jelly Baby Family by Italian tripe peddler Mauro Perucchetti (the one on the right). I'm not going to call somebody an artist if this is the best he can do. And what's the point of it? This rubbish has been erected in Marble Arch, weighing 3.2 tonnes and over 3 metres tall. Give it a sneer if you're passing. At least Westminster City Council isn't paying for the damned thing.


At 21/12/10, Blogger M@ said...

Bit harsh. It's a splash of colour if nothing else. Also, note the several spot lights at the base. I can imagine this looking quite stunning at night time.

At 22/12/10, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

You could have a point about night illuminations, but why jelly babies? Couldn't he have come up with something more inspiring? Maybe a Smurf or two.

At 23/12/10, Blogger M@ said...

I think the artist is obsessed with jelly babies. He's made loads of them. You can see one on permanent display at the Wellcome Collection on Euston Road. No idea why.

At 23/12/10, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

I guess if he sells them he's found a specialist market. Looks like the sort of stuff big contemporary art galleries buy to fill space. Can't say I'd want a large jelly baby around my home or in the garden, with or without coloured lights.


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