|All over Taunton - Paint a dragon - Why?|
Below are all illustrations of the truly degenerate and sad state of public art, needless to assert they all lack any commitment to aesthetics, taste or sense.
The first one is this commemoration of WW1 - an effete waste of time on all counts:
"Emmanuel is therefore following in the footsteps of Ernst and Picasso, who witnessed the war's sad impact on France, in mourning the vulnerable bodies of a lost generation." Complete guff from Jonathan Jones, the artist is not following in anyone's footsteps, he is posting some poor and tasteless photos on cloth in fields. More and more have become convinced that the man who said that the Guardian was a comic is right on. Compare Emmanuel's effete efforts with this adult work!
Another WW1 mockery is the coloured painting of the Edmund Gardiner in Liverpool's Albert dock. Yet another is the extremely boring and pointless Folkestone WW1 memorial arch.
Then there is this dead parrot in Greenwich, homage a Monty Python?
The line of sculptures from the Olympic stadium to the O2 arena, the usual suspects will only be considered and sponsored by the Mayor of London. Gary Hume, the Martin Creed, His Hirstness and Thomson and Craighead so far accepted. Same old, same old story of state art inclusion.
Sydney Australia is to get a candidate for the worst piece of public art ever created by a Japanese architect.
Lighthearted mess with Chinese man getting stuck in sculpture by Fernando la jara.
Desperate (literally) Dan sculpture in Dundee, more wasted public money.
Lastly for now, (there could be a book in this) is the most appalling piece of really really tasteless crap sculpture I have ever seen, in Cambridge and known as the Don! Even the artist has disowned it!