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MONUMENTAL

This i
s coming to Hampstead Heath. (To get an idea of its size, note the man standing on the left, near the leg.)

The Independent has details:

The six tons of steel, 1,000 pounds of wood, and several hundred nuts and bolts that make up the work will be shipped from Rome where it has been on display for two years.. [Giancarlo] Neri, who has made large-scale installations for 20 years after giving up a professional football career with the New York Apollos said it had been warmly received by writers. "They all identify with the condition of being prisoners of their desks, of the confinement that it requires to actually write about the outside world. The idea was to reverse that sense of captivity and put the writer on public display."

Breathtaking, isn't it? But if it’s going to be true to the spirit of Hampstead, Neri will need to add a well-thumbed copy of “Stupid White Men”.
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