Monday, April 23, 2012

Nelson's Ship in a Bottle - Victory!

Its a good day for art and the National Maritime Museum (NMM)!

The Art Fund has successfully raised enough money to keep Yinka Shonibare's sculpture Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle for the NMM in Greenwich.

It looked good on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square (above) and it will look equally impressive outside the NMM and as a campaign supporter I'll be no doubt be down in Greenwich some time to admire it.

What's more it will be in place in time for the Queen to see it when she visits Greenwich for the opening of the Cutty Sark and the NMM's 75th anniversary on the 25th April, which is this Wednesday.

Updated: The Queen in Greenwich as reported on the BBC web site here.


Tillerman said...

I'm thinking of starting a campaign to make a sculpture of a bottle in a ship.

JP said...

Great minds think alike!

Buff has announced he's going to create his own sculpture and is currently emptying a rum bottle in preparation.

No prizes for guessing how he's emptying it.

Baydog said...