An artist who made his name by presenting a real racehorse as a work of art was betting yesterday on his proposal for a giant horse to win a £2 million commission for an “Angel of the South” sculpture.
Mark Wallinger\’s standing white stallion will be so huge that a person will be no taller than one of its hooves. At 50 metres – 164ft or 492 hands – it will be higher than any public artwork, towering over a site bigger than 50 football pitches.
Yesterday he described his proposed sculpture as a faithful representation of a thoroughbred racehorse in all but scale, being 33 times life-size.
So, lessee. A stallion\’s penis is some 2 feet long. 33 times life size…..
OK, so visitors to England, arriving on Eurostar, will be greeted by a 66 foot prick.
Can\’t say it\’s inappropriate.