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For once, I agree with Jonathan Jones: The new public art commission in south east England, dubbed the Angel of the South, is a monstrosity.

Angel of the South

Mark Wallinger: Ebbsfleet Landmark Project (Angel of the South)

Costing £2m, Mark Wallinger’s giant white horse will be approximately 164ft (50m) tall – twice as big as its counterpart, the Angel of the North, which was designed by Antony Gormley and completed in 1998. The BBC announced today that former Turner Prize winner Wallinger’s design for the southern sculpture had been selected from a shortlist of three.
Out of Order

Richard Deacon: Individual

The other two artists were Daniel Buren and Richard Deacon.

Why they didn’t choose Deacon is beyond me. Although the white horse is an ancient symbol of Kent, Richard Deacon’s organic forms would have rivalled Gormley’s 
powerful sculpture in a way that Wallinger’s horse cannot.

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