Friday, February 15, 2013

Token sculpture

Probably some of the first sculptures we saw, albeit very, very small ones, were a car with driver, a shoe, a top hat, a thimble, a long cannon, a ship, an iron and a dog. They were of course the tokens used for the game of Monopoly. Being in New Zealand our board was strictly British-based with Bank rather than Wall Street as in the original US version. Over the years the small tokens were changed and once or twice this was done via a public vote. Who was surprised when a bag of money got into the US set for a while? This year on Facebook there was a competition to replace the iron. The winner has just been announced. Let’s hear it for the cat.
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