it seems that so often these big budget public art gig go wrong.
this seems to be one of them. A ‘carpet’ of blue tiles whose hue did not last 8 years (this post is from 2011). And which broke and injured a passerby. At £1.6 million in 90s money that is a lot of cash – and the taxpayers ahvenot ay thousands annulaly just to mantina it.
do we relay need ‘art’ like this?
no, not really. it’s just ego wank for the artist and the council
A semi-derelict housing estate in East London will become a space for a huge site specific mural art project by Nazir Tanbouli. Nazir, who collaborated with Luna Nera in Belfast, Berlin and Cambridge shows, will take over the whole site with massive hand painted (that’s with a brush, Michelangelo-style!) murals. Starting in March it will run through to the Olympics London 2012.
The location’s still secret, but we will keep you up to date and the project launch will be something to see!