New London sculpture puts art world in a lather
By The Art Newspaper. From In The Frame
Published online: 24 June 2012
Visitors to Cavendish Square in London may well smell something fragrant in the air next month when the Korean artist Meekyoung Shin unveils a grand equestrian statue of the Duke of Cumberland there made not of marble or bronze, but of... soap (from 10 July). The artist will recreate the statue that occupied a plinth in the central London space from 1770 to 1868, only to be removed during the nineteenth century. As the sculpture softens in the snow and rain, Meekyoung's sweet-smelling piece should give new meaning to the term "faded grandeur".
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