Awesome artwork in Tinsley shows car defying gravity

By Michael Upton | 13/09/2017

Awesome artwork in Tinsley shows car defying gravity

NOW that’s what we call reaching the end of the road!

This gravity-defying sculpture has parked up in Tinsley and has been amazing passers-by.

But art lovers are being urged to catch it while they can because the artwork will only be at its canalside spot in the shadow of Tinsley Viaduct until Sunday.

Called Pick Yourself Up and Pull Yourself Together, it was dreamed up by urban artist Alex Chinneck, who used a team of engineers and tradesmen to help him pull it off.

Chinneck has been commissioned to produce a £450,000 artwork to succeed the demolished Tinsley Towers as a focal point for the area, with more details due to be revealed next Thursday.

Whatever it is, it should be something to look out for, as Alex’s previous projects include a hovering building in Covent Garden, a house made of 7,500 wax bricks, which melted over 45 days, and an inverted 35-metre electricity pylon.


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