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 HMS VICTORY in a large bottle 
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Post HMS VICTORY in a large bottle
One of the four plinths in Trafalgar Square has never been permanently occupied by a statue. In recent years this plinth has been used for the temporary display of various items of modern or installation art. It has had on it a large 1:30 scale model of Nelson's Victory inside a huge plastic 'bottle' for most of 2011.

The Art Fund is now seeking money to buy this object for display outside the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich:

Nelson's Ship in a Bottle

It was created by Yinka Shonibare, who seems to be well regarded in the art world. A number of prominent people are supporting the idea of purchasing it for the NMM at a cost of over £360,000. If you want to comment on this, it is possible to do so via the Art Fund web-site, but apparently only via a Facebook entry. I have tried to make my views known, but in view of the support that it is getting from the art community I must keep quiet and let you come to your own conclusions!

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I made my comments to Facebook.

A philistine I may well be when it comes to art but I don't think it's worth paying all that money for it. Nelson would probably turn in his resting place if he saw it. ;)

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While I can appreciate the piece as artwork, I would rather see the money go to preserving a real ship.

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susan wrote:
While I can appreciate the piece as artwork, I would rather see the money go to preserving a real ship.

Such as the Falls of Clyde? :wink:

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Martin Evans wrote:
Such as the Falls of Clyde? :wink:


Heh heh. We could certainly use it!

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