Thursday, November 08, 2007

A Plinth? Charming!

As you can see from the lower left hand image, Wellington has added another set of barriers to stand between the public and the harbour near Te Papa. Only this time, it’s for art. The four Carl Andre-like blocks are the promised empty plinths that will be completed with (as you’ll know from previous posts) sculptures. Something of a set-back for Anthony Caro and the rest of the twentieth century sculptors who made such efforts to climb down off the plinth and have their work live in the real world.