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An Invitation to Dance on the Grave… Grimaldi/Dibdin
An Invitation to Dance on the Grave… Grimaldi/Dibdin
An Invitation to Dance on the Grave… Grimaldi/Dibdin
An Invitation to Dance on the Grave… Grimaldi/Dibdin
An Invitation to Dance on the Grave… Grimaldi/Dibdin
An Invitation to Dance on the Grave… Grimaldi/Dibdin
An Invitation to Dance on the Grave… Grimaldi/Dibdin

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The grave artwork consists of two coffin shapes set into the ground. The public are invited to dance on a series of bronze tiles that sit on top of Grimaldi's and Dibdins 'graves'. As they dance, the tune 'Hot Codlins' plays. The artist was quoted as saying that he 'wanted to create a joyous interlude from the silence of death'.
Title

An Invitation to Dance on the Grave… Grimaldi/Dibdin

Date

2010

Medium

phosphor bronze

Measurements

H (?) x W 250 x D 80 cm (E)

Accession number

N1_CRH_S152

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

Islington London Borough Council

Custodian

Islington London Borough Council

Work status

extant

Access

at all times

Inscription description

Sacred / To The Memory of / MR. JOSEPH GRIMALDI. / WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE / MAY 31st 1837 / AGED 58 YEARS

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Located at

Joseph Grimaldi Park, Islington

N1 9JH