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Friday, 19 February 2010


At 3m tall and 30m long, definitely the biggest piece of art i've ever attempted. It's being built up in China and with only 6 weeks to opening I really hope they're getting it done....!
The colour choice is very specific. The letters needed to reflect post war optimism of the 1950's so I looked at cars from that period, which I was obsessed with as a kid, along with Marilyn Monroe.
The colours of that period were really beautiful and vague. I stole the palette from 2 particular cars, a 1950 Oldsmobile and a 1961 Lincoln Continental. The reason being, Jackson Pollock died in the Olds. and JFK died in the Lincoln.

Myself and Gigi from Paul Kember's office (the architect responsible for much of the design work) sat and played with the combinations for over a week to get it right! You'll have to wait until the show opens to see which one we chose.

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