Clean art: the Duke of Cumberland will be lush

Posted at 10:00 am, July 9, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment
Meekyoung Shin Duke Camberland soap statue

We’re all used to the pungent smell of Lush wafting down the high street, but this is the first time that soapy scents will be emanating from a statue of a controversial duke. Artist, Meekyoung Shin, has used soap to recreate the original equestrian statue of Duke of Cumberland that stood proudly in Cavendish Square from 1770 until it was taken down in 1868 due to the disapproval of his actions during the war. The sculpture will be placed on the vacant plinth on July 23 and left exposed to the elements for a whole year. While the statue is eroded by rain, snow and hopefully sun, it will release its perfumed aroma. Carly-Ann Clements

For info, see haunchofvenison.com.

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