The London News Review takes a humorous look at Giancarlo Neri's sculpture "The Writer," a 22 foot chair and table set that has been constructed on Hampstead Heath in north London:
Neri has called his table and chair "a monument to the loneliness of writing". But if this is what it is meant to be, then it is a gigantic failure. And here's why...
The chair is pushed into the table. The writer is not at his desk. The act of writing is not being done at this table and chair. Where is the writer? Presumably out with friends, or in bed with two prostitutes. Either way, neither loneliness nor writing is celebrated in this work.
If anything, 'The Writer' celebrates shirking.