Malmesbury shed art in the nationals
8:00pm Thursday 18th April 2013 in Latest News
Malmesbury street artist Syd has hit national news with his latest local installment, which parodies work by Damien Hirst.
Syd built his vision of what the Turner Prize-winning artist would look like in a formaldehyde tank, and placed it in a field of cows.
This turned the tables on Hirst’s macabre piece of a cow and calf cut in half, preserved in the same chemical.
Syd, whose real name is Luke Hollingsworth, called his version Formaldeshed – For the Love of Cows, and installed it in a field next to the Highgrove estate at Tetbury.
It was The Telegraph’s picture of the day last Thursday.
The installation was aimed at gathering votes and attention for Syd’s stencil shed for a Shed of the Year competition. To visit his shed, email email@example.com