Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The Tricky Business of Dismantling A Work of Art

Our Associate Editor Richard III writes…

Dale Chihuly gets squillions when he sells his extraordinary glass sculptures. There has been one in Berkeley Square since April 2014 and we always look at it on the Mayfair walk. 

I always wondered why nobody stole it as it is worth a packet, sitting in a public square. 

Last week we came upon them taking it down and I think this is the answer.  It would be so difficult to dismantle…

How the magic had gone as they pulled out the individual pieces of glass and we saw the funny, almost industrial inner core that holds the delicate glass fronds.  I suppose that is one definition of an artist. Bits of glass which are unremarkable on their own, brought together to create something extraordinary.

Richard III

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