Orange artwork quenches the thirst of gallery visitors

Gallery assistant Joe Wilson with the dwindling pyramid of oranges. Picture: OX65706 Jon Lewis

Gallery assistant Joe Wilson with the dwindling pyramid of oranges. Picture: OX65706 Jon Lewis Buy this photo

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VISITORS to Modern Art Oxford have been tucking in with gusto to an interactive sculpture on display at Modern Art Oxford.

Titled Pyramid Soul City, the piece by South African artist Roelof Louw, encourages visitors to each take an orange from its pyramid structure.

Gallery assistant Joe Wilson said people had been nervous to take them at first but he now estimates more than 2,500 of the original 6,000 have gone.

He said: “It has put a smile on a lot of faces since we first put it out there.

“I think people like being able to take home pieces of art and consume them.

“I have taken a couple myself.”

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Curator Ben Roberts with the pyramid of oranges last month.

The display, part of a lead-up to Modern Art Oxford’s 50th anniversary in 2016, is on show until April 6.

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