The Worst of Perth 1, Public Art 0

The Worst of Perth won its first public art scalp this week, as the new Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi confirmed she will be having the infamous arse and boozie sculpture removed from the front of Perth railway station after seeing the piece featured on The Worst of Perth. Quoted in The West Australian’s Inside cover, Mrs Scaffidi confirmed that she would be taking action against the sculpture and said that after seeing the it on The Worst of Perth blog, her first thought was “How embarrassing…”

Mrs Scaffidi went on to say that the sculpture was originally meant to be moved to Gomboc Gallery in 2003, and that, she assumed that the gallery would have no objections to still taking it.

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The Worst of Perth 1, Public Art 0.

I’ll see if we can have The Convention centre removed next.

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7 Responses to The Worst of Perth 1, Public Art 0

  1. CK says:

    ‘The Worst of Perth won its first public art scalp this week, as the new Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi confirmed she will be having the infamous arse and boozie sculpture removed from the front of Perth railway station after seeing the piece featured on The Worst of Perth. Quoted in The West Australian’s Inside cover, Mrs Scaffidi confirmed that she would be taking action against the sculpture and said that after seeing the it on The Worst of Perth blog, her first thought was “How embarrassing…” ‘

    I do quite like the way that our new LM has apparently never visited the city’s principal public transport hub at any time in the past 19 years.

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  2. lazyaussie says:

    In the paper she says it has deteriorated since she saw it last, so she does remember.

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  4. Just to let you know, it’s still there as of Feb 16th 2008.

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  5. greg hoey says:

    Lest it rot in peace.

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  6. greg hoey says:

    It might make for a fantastic funeral monument for our Mr.Max Evans if & when he departs this mortal coil. It could be placed upon his tombstone as sort of eulogy to the ‘youf’ of perth that Max so empathises with.

    It could also be seen as something heavy enough with which to ensure max’s spirit doesnt make its way back out of its coffin and continue to plague perth with more of max’s abyssmal theories on art & culture!

    The youth of perth might even carry on holding the flame for Max by the upkeep of his grave site, though I would’nt be too sure if the more enterprising of them stole some of the graveside marble in order to sell back to the stonemasonry services at a wholesale price.

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