Artist Alex Chinneck has created a giant rip down the side of a London building

  • Posted 8 months Ago

Artist Alex Chinneck has unveiled his latest permanent artwork - a giant brick facade that appears to be ripping apart. Entitled "Six pins and half a dozen needles", it's located at Assembly London was created over 14-months in collaboration with engineers, steelworkers and brick-makers.

Chinneck says the piece, which uses 4,000 bricks and 1,000 stainless steel components, was designed to "engage people in a fun and uplifting way."

"Although we use real brick, it was designed with a cartoon-like quality to give the sculpture an endearing artifice and playful personality," he says. "I set out to create accessible artworks and I sincerely hope this becomes a popular landmark for London and positive experience for Londoners."

The piece was commissioned by AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets, and completes a major mixed-use urban campus comprising four buildings. The space will be home to offices, retail units and restaurants designed to create a highly collaborative community based work environment.

If you want to visit the artwork, you can find it at the address below:

Assembly London
77 Fulham Palace Road
W6 8JA

Photos: Charles Emerson