"Super Lamb-Banana" Public Art Tip by darkjedi

Public Art, Liverpool: 36 reviews and 50 photos

  Tourist Office Lamb Banana
by darkjedi
 
 

The Super Lamb Banana was the original work of Japanese-based artist Taro Chiezo. Commissioned for the Art Transpennine Exhibition of 1998, the sculpture was a controversial, but welcome addition to the public art arena in Liverpool. Standing an impressive seventeen feet tall and comprised of concrete and steel, the statue first attracted interest from its original position on the Strand. The unusual artwork was created to warn of the dangers of genetically modified food, whilst being appropriate to the city of Liverpool due to the port's rich history in the trade of lambs and the import of bananas.

I didn't get to see the orginal lamb-banana but this one is situated in the tourist information office at 08 Place.

Address: The corner of Tithebarn Street and Vauxhall Road
Directions: It's only five minutes walk from Lime Street Station and around 200 metres from St. George's Hall and the Walker Art Gallery.
Website: http://www.superlambbanana.com

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  • Written Apr 22, 2008
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