Sacrilege

‘Sacrilege’, a life-sized inflatable replica of Stonehenge for people to bounce on, by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, on its tour of 25 locations across the UK. Hampstead Heath, London, UK (1 August 2012)


Photos © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.

5 thoughts on “Sacrilege”

    1. The opposite, probably ;~)
      As a child I clearly remember going to Stonehenge and being able to wander among the massive Sarsen Stones; now (for obvious conservation reasons!) it is a very ‘controlled’ visitor experience, where you stick to a pathway well outside the stone circle, unless you book a place on a ‘special access’ visit outside normal opening hours. So this interactive, inflatable, ‘fun’ Stonehenge is strangely appropriate. It’s certainly making a lot of kids – and grown ups – very happy…!
      Unfortunately, with the proximity of the main road (the A344; the visitor centre/ticket office is on one side, Stonehenge itself on the other, and an underpass in between) much of the ‘mystery’ (and some have said, ‘dignity’) of the real Stonehenge is lost. There are proposals to close this section of the A344, however, which may improve this.

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