Wednesday, February 18, 2009

the man at the top

Oxford has a new sculpture overlooking broad street from the roof of the building housing Blackwell's Art bookshop. Created by Antony Gormley, who also made the "angel of the north", this is supposed to be part of a series, of which quite a few sculptures are standing around on the roofs of London. When I went to have a first look at it, nobody in the street actually bothered to look up at the thing.

It's hard to photograph from street level but you can see it here.

Now I'm wondering how long it will take before students get up there and put a traffic cone on the chap's head (as they traditionally do with the bearded philosophers outside the Sheldonian Theatre)? Art is a dialogue, after all.

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