Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monument to the Unknown Artist

Monument to the Unknown Artist by Greyworld, Sumner Street, Southwark, London
Monument to the Unknown Artist by Greyworld, 2007
Sumner Street, Southwark
London, September 2014

“Non plaudite modo pecuniam jacite”
(Don't applaud, just throw money)

“In 2007, Greyworld launched Monument to the Unknown Artist beside the Tate Modern on London’s Bankside. A permanent installation, it garnered the interest of the world's media. At first glance the installation would appear to be a simple bronze statue, dressed in a neck scarf and loose fitting suit. However, the six metre high monument seeks inspiration from passers-by, inviting them to strike poses which he copies, continually changing his form in a light-hearted and mischievous way. The unique sculpture offers an alternative and accessible creative experience for the public, allowing them to create a dialogue with the work of art.”
(Greyworld, Wikipedia)

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