Numerical neon sign marks start of exhibition

Darlington and Stockton Times: The neon sign on The Bowes Museum The neon sign on The Bowes Museum

A NEON sculpture has been erected on the front of a North-East museum as part of a new exhibition.

The display, which has been created by British sculptor Gavin Turk, will display the world’s population – 7,201,964,238 – at the moment the neon exhibits go on show at The Bowes Museum, in Barnard Castle, on Saturday, January 25.

The numerical illumination will be visible from as far away as the A66 for the duration of the exhibition, which will run until Monday, April 14.

The sculpture was commissioned by the museum and an online appeal raised more than £6,000 to fund it.

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1:27pm Fri 24 Jan 14

OldBiddyFrom Barney says...

I got told off for being negative about this fella but on the contrary I think he is a genius he has become a millionaire out of his 'art' work, it is the people who pay huge sums of money for it who are the idiots.
I got told off for being negative about this fella but on the contrary I think he is a genius he has become a millionaire out of his 'art' work, it is the people who pay huge sums of money for it who are the idiots. OldBiddyFrom Barney

9:17am Fri 31 Jan 14

studio says...

OldBiddyFrom Barney wrote:
I got told off for being negative about this fella but on the contrary I think he is a genius he has become a millionaire out of his 'art' work, it is the people who pay huge sums of money for it who are the idiots.
Get over it. He is a very clever bloke, the work on the Bowes looks great and will only generate more money for the local economy. If you read into his work and the interest in this neon sign you will see that alot of people are prepared to travel to visit.
[quote][p][bold]OldBiddyFrom Barney[/bold] wrote: I got told off for being negative about this fella but on the contrary I think he is a genius he has become a millionaire out of his 'art' work, it is the people who pay huge sums of money for it who are the idiots.[/p][/quote]Get over it. He is a very clever bloke, the work on the Bowes looks great and will only generate more money for the local economy. If you read into his work and the interest in this neon sign you will see that alot of people are prepared to travel to visit. studio

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