Tuesday, 17 April 2012

little mermaid's younger sibling

image credit: Elmgreen & Dragset/Rex Features
I was quite surprised to hear that Copenhagen's iconic
landmark, the world famous statue of 'The Little Mermaid',
will soon have a fellow model, a 99 years younger
brother posing identically to her on a smooth rock in
Elsinore harbor, you got it, the site of Shakespeare's
Hamlet. Called 'Han', the glinting young merman
comes from the cheeky minds of 'Elmgreen & Dragset',
the artistic duo known for the subversive humor of
their work, such as the Trafalgar Square's Fourth
Plinth bronze statue of a boy on a rocking horse or
the remote 'Prada Marfa' boutique in the Texan
desert, will be inaugurated on June and I have to
admit I like the idea of gender equality in art.
Welcome dear boy.

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