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Fans of Tony Hart gathered outside Tate Modern yesterday to pay tribute to the DIY art enthusiast, who died earlier this year. Over 200 people turned up to build a plasticine army of Morphs, some of which rode skateboards or read newspapers. One wore a black armband as a mark of respect.

Hart’s daughter, Carolyn Williams, came down to Bankside to judge Best Morph in Show. A Morph holding a pink carnation scooped the prize. Williams was particularly please to learn the “flash mob” tribute had been organised via Facebook. She said:

This is exactly what he was all about. Getting people together to join in and make a picture, to make something. It’s so great.

Morph at Tate Modern. Photo: flashboy Morph at Tate Modern. Photo: flashboy













Hart inspired so many children – and parents – to get their hands dirty and start making art. I used to make my own Morphs out of smelly, dry, months-old plasticine, and I think this tribute is a great way to put the new flash mob trend to use.

Click HERE to see a video of the Morph flash mob on the BBC’s website.


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