Sunday, 16 August 2009

Shopping trolleys in the sky

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Sir Eduardo Paolozzi's sculpture 'Vulcan' ,the God of the Forge, in Central Square Newcastle, has been replaced , temporarily, with a collection of vertically stacked shopping trolleys . The sculpture, called DNA DL90, represents a DNA double helix and is by artist Abigail Fallis. The DNA sculpture will be one of a number of works to fill the space while Vulcan is on tour.
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8 comments:

  1. Absolute garbage

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  2. Finally catching up on my RSS feed - this is a great find!

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  3. once i found out what the idea was based upon, it helped me appreciate the work. otherwise id have just confused it with an act of vandilism by teenagers

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  4. Yeah, I'm hoping Wal-Mart doesn't come to this. Great shot :)

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  5. so when do we get Vulcan back?

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  6. wow. nice piece, i believe the Vulcan is coming back in around 5 years according to local press who have been researching.As you can tel by my surname i have an interest in any of eduardos works and when i saw this i thought this was a prank by alcohol fueled university students after a friday night out in newcastle, however when i spoke to local press they advied me that the Vulcaan will return after touring, but not for some time.

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  7. Antony, 'Vulcan' is a great piece indeed.

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