Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dollars and sense

If you ever wondered how much it cost to put up a public sculpture in the middle of nowhere in Queensland here are some figures to help you out. These are the commissioning and construction costs for Andy Goldsworthy’s sculpture Strangler cairn a 3.7 meter high granite sculpture funded through the art+place Queensland Public Art Fund.
Total cost $874,000 of which $421,500 went to the artist, $64,000 to helicopter the stone to the site and $388,500 for production costs.
You can view a clip of Andy Goldsworthy talk about the sculpture here.
Image: Andy Goldsworthy's sculpture Strangler cairn