Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Thubron encore

I discussed the Holbeck Thubron mosaic with a man in a bar.

He told me that Leeds Met. University were keen to rescue the mosaic, but that this was formidably expensive to do as it would require moving.

Better, he told me Thubron had created another significant piece within the Holbeck building that the university had rescued. It has been relocated to the suite of rusty buildings behind Broadcasting House on Woodhouse Lane, in the foyer of the Arts, Entertainment and Technology Faculty.

It's a notable piece made from a form of polyurethane - constructed by his students in 1964. Thubron was one of the first to experiment with such materials for art work. It is very indifferently lit.

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