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Nipper, meet Mr. Ed

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

We here at Nippertown do love our giant outdoor dog sculptures, of course. That pretty much goes without saying. But we also love our outdoor horse art, which is why we’re pretty jazzed about Mark Wallinger’s proposal to build a 164-foot-tall sculpture of a white horse in Kent, England.

His design won a $2.8 million commission through a landmark art competition, and if the work is actually constructed, it will be England’s biggest public artwork.

Naturally, not everyone shares our enthusiasm. One local resident told the Guardian, “Nobody had asked whether or not we wanted to wake up every morning looking into a giant horse’s arse.” Hmmmm…

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