Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Save Victory in a Bottle

For the last year and a half Yinka Shonibare's version of HMS Victory in a gigantic glass bottle (above from this post) has been standing on the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Its stay is coming to an end early next year and rather than be sent off into the sunset like The Fighting Temeraire it has been proposed that it be purchased for the nation and located outside the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

I think that's an excellent idea and will be adding my name (and dosh) to the list at the Art Fund's web site.

But it seems that not everyone is in favour - as the first comment on the site shows!

Oh dear :(


O Docker said...

Does seem a bit pricey for a ship in a bottle. A proper little ship could be had for that amount.

Did they leave the fourth plinth open because it's so much harder to say 'fourth plinth' ?

JP said...

But it would look great at the NMM!

Rumour is the plinth is reserved for QE2 (not the ship)