Shanghai sculpture removed following plagiarism complaint

Wendy Taylor, Timepiece, 1973, London. Photo 2012, creative commons Green Tea95 Sculpture resembling Timepiece, 1973 by Wendy Taylor seen in Shanghai. (Gwctoo/Instagram)

A sculpture installed on the banks of the Huangpu River in Shanghai, bearing an uncanny resemblance to an older sculpture by British artist Wendy Taylor, was last week in the process of being removed, the Telegraph reports. Taylor had previously been alerted that a sculpture almost identical to her 1973 site-specific work, Timepiece, located in London on the bank of The Thames near Tower Bridge, had been installed on the banks of the Huangpu River in Shanghai.

News of the Following a complaint last year by artist Anish Kapoor that a public sculpture about to be unveiled in China bore a striking resemblance to his sculpture Cloud Gate, which was installed in Chicago in 2006

5 December 2016