Art lovers in England are going bananas over David Mach’s latest sculpture. “Silver Streak” is currently on display at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London on June 9, 2010. The exhibition is set to run from June 14 until August 22. The enormous sculpture, valued at nearly $400,000, was made from 3,000 coat hangers that the Scottish-born artist welded together after buying in bulk.
From Mach: “I like to use very ordinary materials, materials that are in everybody’s lives,” says Mach. “A coat hanger is not something you would give a second thought to, but then we take them and reinvent those things.”
Mach spent 3,000 hours constructing “Silver Streak” and says it’s his second attempt at a gorilla sculpture. Because of its resemblance to the immortal King Kong, he thinks it may have more resonance.