The dinosaurs are coming!

Jake and Dinos Chapman, The Good and The Bad, 2007, University of Warwick

Two giant dinosaurs have been reported roaming the University of Warwick’s campus!

The creations of famed British artists Jake and Dinos Chapman, each creature measures more than 8m in length, and towers up to 7m high.

Constructed of steel and entitled The Good and The Bad (2007), the work forms part of the Coventry campus’ new history and art trails, Walking Through Time, which incorporate new and existing sculptures from the University of Warwick Art Collection.

Jake and Dinos Chapman have created one of the most distinctive bodies of work in British art, exploring everything from the fast-food industry to our preoccupation with war and violence. Skilled in a range of media – from printmaking and painting, to sculpture – the brothers often contaminate or remake an existing artwork to challenge our beliefs.

The Chapmans’ first large-scale outdoor sculptures, The Good and The Bad resemble super-sized children’s model-making kits. Although close in size to real dinosaurs, the two giant creatures are far from frightening, appearing more clumsy and even lovable.

The dinosaurs can be seen looming over the university campus until Sunday 6 September 2020.

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Until Sunday 6 September 2020
Jake and Dinos Champman: The Good and The Bad
Two giant steel dinosaurs take up temporary residence on Warwick Arts Centre campus as part of two free Walking Through Time art and history trails, featuring sculptures by Richard Deacon, John Newling, David Nash and others.
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
Open daily.


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