…at least it is in his latest piece, only good for a giant skip. We ask four artists what works by others they’d sling out
January is the only month to seduce two senses, in contrast to the grief after Christmas and the joyous New Year. The harmonious combination of Michael Landy Landy’s “Art Bin” is crossing the industry at the South London Gallery and invites artists to fill in what they perceive as their worst work. This “monument of creative failure” is open to the general public from January 29. It is not just any old junk: fiercely Landy needs a job to integrate and Peter Blake and Gary Hume agreed to take part. In the spirit of destruction, we ask four top artists to nominate a piece of art they would like to see binned, and not, like Landy, because they think it’s good.
The Dinner Party, by Judy Chicago
“Too much vagina for my liking, I think it’s about the ego of Judy Chicago, rather than the poor woman she should lift – we all dropped the vagina, which was a bit sloppy, almost like the biggest piece of art. victim I like the idea to fit it in some small buckets – not a very feminine stance. But I do not think the parts are either ”
The Meeting Place, Paul Day
“It’s an easy target and barely a work of art, but that terrible sculpture at St Pancras station of the kissing aliens (below) has to go. Can it be toppled Saddam-style as a public artwork in itself?”
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The Angel of the North, Antony Gormley
“I oppose the appearance of the rusty North and the industry. Another tragedy is that it seems like the Luftwaffe hat is a kind of” learning to love it sculpture “too – everyone hates it first. [Antony Gormley] reminded me of my favorite characters in The Simpsons who came to Chapwart to sell them all monorail city councils that did not know about art. Think “There Gormley!”
Statue of Putin, Zurab Tsereteli
“It’s horribly horrible and hollow ideology. I do not want to see any art being destroyed, no matter how bad it is because it’s almost like Hitler’s burning book if you get rid of that artwork. You will eliminate your history. So even though I do not want this piece of art and should put it in a bucket. But it should be out of the tank in 50 years so we can all laugh. ”
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