The original Super Lamb Banana.
UPDATED 12.15am, 1st August 2008. Amendment to the mall that I got wrong - It's NOT One Liverpool (which is actually called Liverpool 1) but its called the Met Quarter. Thanks to a very pissed of Winnie Chan from Liverpool who said that giving the wrong name of a mall to potential readers who could be female is a crime punishable by death!
As I approached Liverpool I thought to myself ,"I really got to see this lamb/mutton thing with that thing sticking out of it's ass". Of course I had forgotten what Ah Chanzz had told me about the SuperLambBanana and the information in my jet lagged brain was jumbled up. So visually as the bus pulled into the station I thougt I would be looking at what would look like the giant bastard love child of a piece of mutton with an ice cream stick coming out from whatever would pass off as a piece of mutton's ass.
I didn't know that this now iconic sculpture was scattered all over Liverpool and had now become a symbol of Liverpool as a center for art and culture. In typical sense of Japanes humour by artist Taro Chiezo, it was a comment on the dangers of genetic engineering! I'm expecting a typical Malaysian copycat version out soon, The Super Musang Durian D2020...
Aaaaanyaway, moving on.....
There' s a whole bunch of mini versions scattered around Liverpool after a contest was held this year among art schools in Liverpool. Go HERE for the location maps and more information on the Mini SLBs.
Below are some of the Mini SLBs that I saw in my time in Liverpool.
The Sargent Pepper/Ringo inspired SLB outside the Beatles Museum at Albert Dock.
The Rafa Baaaa-nitez SLB in the MET QUARTER at Liverpool City Center.
Workman SLB near the Walker Art Gallery. Came with compulsory butt crack!
The Everton inspired SLB at Goodison Park