Friday, February 22, 2008

The (expletive deleted) bad and the ugly

This from the Guardian. “From the beaches of southern England to the thoroughfares of London, the fightback against “bad” public sculpture in the UK has begun. In recent years an unprecedented number of tasteless statues (with the rare exception, such as works by Antony Gormley) have appeared across the country.

Now Tim Knox, director of Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, has attacked the “epidemic of these Frankenstein monster memorials”.

Images: Top, ugly UK public sculpture. Bottom, not ugly UK British public sculpture