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Angel of the North loses wing

6 October 2010 by Lisa

Angel of the North statue with wing cut off

The new work by Cornelia Parker.

A new work by Turner Prize nominated artist, Cornelia Parker, has been released today. It is the latest in the series of artworks that have been created specially for the Save the Arts campaign, which we have been following on this blog. You can see the other artworks from the campaign here.

The work shows Antony Gormley’s celebrated Angel of the North with one of its wings lopped off. The caption reads: ‘Why clip the wings of an industry that is soaring? It’s a false economy to cut the arts.’

Nominated for the Turner Prize in 1997, Cornelia Parker has became known for her installations and interventions, including ‘Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View 1991′ (Tate Modern) where she suspended the fragments of a garden shed, blown up for her by the British Army.

Our own petition against cuts here at National Museums Liverpool is now up to 17,000 supporters, including Turrner Prize winning artist Wolfgang Tillmans. You can sign it online here.

With only weeks to go until the announcement of the cuts, these petitions and campaigns are becoming even more important.  Support the Save the Arts campaign via their website and look out for the final two art works for the campaign on this blog.

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