Thursday, June 29, 2006

Plinth for Sale

Remember the British sculptor who sent in a scuplture of a laughing head to a juried exhibit and discovered they had put the plain stone base in the show but not the actual sculpture?

When life gives you plinth, make bling. He's auctioning off the now-world-famous plinth.

The artist, an easy-going gent with messianic hair and roaming stubble, believes that some art critics should be “boiled down for soup for the homeless”, but has a more liberal attitude towards art itself.

He worked two months on the head, then whacked the base off a motruary slab in an afternoon.

The Times article has a picture of the sculpture as the artist intended it. this column has a picture of how it looks in the show.