DescriptionThis bit of modern public art sits outside the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), installed in 1993 it predates MIMA by about 15 years. The steel structure is reaches 35' in height and is the first UK commission secured by the international artists: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. The bottle inspiration comes the nautical connection of Middlesbrough with Captain James Cook the explorer who was born nearby in 1728. The external (white) "Notes" incorporate the following quotation from one of Captain Cook's logbooks:- "We had every advantage we could desire in Observing the whole of the passage of the Planet Venus over the Sun's disk." internally the blue script reads:- "I like to remember seagulls in full flight gliding over the ring of canals." Recalling Amsterdam, this prose poem links England with the European Continent. Captain James Cook 1728 - 1779.
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