David Shrigley chats about his latest public artwork in a skip in Hoxton Square

By Jenny Brewer

While his giant Really Good thumb stands atop the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, across London David Shrigley has unveiled another, much lower key public sculpture – in a skip in Hoxton. Look at This is exhibited in the recently opened Skip Gallery, a yellow skip placed on the road in the square, co-founded by Lee Baker and Catherine Borowski. On meeting David, Lee says his “irreverent and absurdist attitude seemed to fit perfectly with the ethos of Skip”, and David liked the idea. Now, a set of metal letters in David’s idiosyncratic writing style stand at the centre of the skip stating his phrase.

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