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#312512 - 24th Apr 2009 1:06pm Artist called in for Wirral Superlambanana repairs
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Artist called in for Wirral Superlambanana repairs


A SUPERLAMBANANA on display at Birkenhead Market has been repaired after it was scratched by vandals.

Cloudarama was brought for £10,000 at an auction in St George’s Hall in Liverpool in September.

The two-foot long scratch, thought to have been caused by vandals using a key, was retouched on Thursday by St Helens-based artist Paul Cousins.

He said: “Its creation has been a labour of love for me and I really feel attached to it. To me, it’s a painting and a very personal piece.

“Other Lambananas were community projects with lots of people involved. But this is very much an extension of my work as an artist and a piece of public art.”

Clouderama was one of 125 similar statues that went under the auctioneer’s hammer.

The market was in a telephone bidding war with Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which was also keen to own the treasured piece of Capital of Culture memorabilia.

Danny Doyle, marketing manager for Birkenhead Market, said: “It’s here to be enjoyed and is proving to be very popular with the public.

“Paul was pleased when he saw that it is being exhibited in a public place. We could have easily put it behind perspex or ten foot in the air, but what’s the point of that?"


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#312515 - 24th Apr 2009 1:12pm Re: Artist called in for Wirral Superlambanana repairs [Re: ]
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What exactly do you expect, putting it on display in Birkenhead ?
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#312524 - 24th Apr 2009 1:34pm Re: Artist called in for Wirral Superlambanana repairs [Re: MGCraig]
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They should know better, maybe they should put a plastic see through box over it.. hmm

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#312553 - 24th Apr 2009 2:33pm Re: Artist called in for Wirral Superlambanana repairs [Re: Peachy]
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Waste of time effort space and money. Why some people agree to these 'iconic' things being placed around - at a whopping 10k I really have no ide, Im tempted to vandalise on too.
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#312833 - 25th Apr 2009 4:28pm Re: Artist called in for Wirral Superlambanana repairs [Re: Sanchez]
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You wanted to ride one in chester, the horse one...

I think they were well cool.

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#312835 - 25th Apr 2009 4:34pm Re: Artist called in for Wirral Superlambanana repairs [Re: Sanchez]
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Waste of time effort space and money. Why some people agree to these 'iconic' things being placed around - at a whopping 10k I really have no ide, Im tempted to vandalise on too.


Yeah, how can a pointless,useless piece of crap be worth so much?

What a waste of money! no
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