That’s torn it
- October 1, 2017: Vol. 11, Number 09

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That’s torn it


AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets’ 20,439-square-metre Assembly London mixed-use urban campus redevelopment in London’s Hammersmith district includes a landmark public art project by Alexander Chinneck that gives the impression that the building is cracking in two. The “Six pins and half a dozen needles” artwork is Chinneck’s first permanent sculpture and features the artist’s “signature use of art, architecture and engineering to create an ambitious combination of surrealism and spectacle.” The Assembly London site was previously the home of publisher Harper Collins and the artwork resembles a torn sheet of paper. “The work was conceived to engage people in a fun and uplifting way,” says Chinneck. “Although we use real brick, it was designed with a cartoon-like quality to give the sculpture an endearing artifice and playful personality.” (Photo: Charles Emerson)

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