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Monument to the Unknown Artist, 2007

Granite, steel, silicon, cotton, 600cm x 200cm x 200cm


Installed beside the Tate Modern, the permanent work has attracted the attention of the worlds media, and is accessible at all times.

At first glance Monument to the Unknown Artist appears to be a simple bronze statue, dressed in a neck scarf and loose fitting suit. However, the six meter monument seeks inspiration from passers-by, inviting them to strike poses which he copies, continually changing his form in a light-hearted and mischievous way. The unique sculpture offers an alternative and accessible creative experience for the public allowing them to create a dialogue with the work of art.

The artwork also has a Latin inscription, carved in to the stone, which changes every few months. The current inscription reads "Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur" which translated reads "Anything written in Latin sounds profound."

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