An art feature in City Square, Leeds.

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dogduke
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Re: An art feature in City Square, Leeds.

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buffaloskinner wrote:
Thu 06 Jul, 2023 10:09 pm
It would have looked better bringing back the nymph lampholders instead of this monstrosity
The Nymphs are an excellent example of what many people think of as art.
Beats a load of old firewood any day,the sooner this rubbish leaves the better.
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Re: An art feature in City Square, Leeds.

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Some years ago the arty lobby got a pretty ugly "statue" placed in Birmingham . Resembling Communistic art it was disliked my most normal people.
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Fortunately, this being a modern "statue", it was made in plastic, so burnt very well :)
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Re: An art feature in City Square, Leeds.

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I still remember the Androgyne that used to be next to Merrion House: Image

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Re: An art feature in City Square, Leeds.

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At least the artist cast those shapes so it is an original piece of artwork. It fits right in with the brutalist concrete architecture of the 60s.
By the way, the bugs bunny cut out is not part of the design and must have been added by a wag.
It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!

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