Thursday, June 15, 2006

Life among the epigones

Almost on par with the Sokal Hoax in its all-too-revealing hilarity (via Protein Wisdom):

Empty Plinth Sidelines Sculpture

An artist's sculpture has been rejected by the Royal Academy of Arts which has instead opted to display the wooden support it was put on.

David Hensel, 64, from East Grinstead, West Sussex, was told the laughing head would be part of the summer exhibition.

But at a preview he found that just a piece of wood intended to support the head was on display on the plinth.

The Academy said the judging panel assumed the two pieces were separate and decided the support was better.



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