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STUCKIST DEMONSTRATION
Turner Prize demos: NPG/Tate (2000) 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 - photos 2007 2008 - leaflet
Other demos:
List of Stuckist demos Trafalgar Square (2001) White Cube (2002) Saatchi Gallery (2005)

Also on this site: Tate Serota petition Stuckist donation Trustee scandal
On this page: Demo in Trafalgar Square

TRAFALGAR SQUARE DEMO 2001
Against Rachel Whitread's stupid plinth
4 June 2001

More detailed description of this event here and here.
Stella Vine held up a placard she had made saying "Emperors new clothes".
See Getty images photo and with SP Howarth photo.
Later reported in The Independent.


As soon as the unveiling by Chris Smith, Culture Minister, had finished, Stuckist demonstrators, including Stella Vine and S.P. Howarth, held up placards, while Charles Thomson got onto the podium in front of Whiteread's plinth, and displayed a sign saying:
"VOTE STUCKIST. MR SMITH DO YOU REALLY THINK THIS STUPID PLINTH IS A WORK OF ART?"



Sir Nicholas Serota was not happy and made his feelings known.

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