Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Be still

It’s enough to make your head spin. Anyone who has been to a public space anywhere will have seen at least one living sculpture. Lots of make-up, a well starched costume, a couple of props and a lot of standing very, very still. German artist Christian Jankowski obviously gave the genre some thought, and decided they would be ideal subjects for ….sculptures. The bizarre result Living Sculptures: Caesar, Dali, El Che stand at the South-East end of Central Park. People stop, people stare and people prod. But nobody gives them a cent.
Images: Left, two of Christian Jankowski’s sculptures of living sculptures. Right, the real thing just past the horse carriage rides.