Cherry Picker becomes a Masterpiece
20 November 2006 Email this articleFollowing the recent success of the hugely popular slide exhibition by German artist Carsten Holler exhibited at Tate Modern, archives show that this isn?t Facelifts first visit to assist within this interesting venue. In the millennium year 2000 the company provided a 35 and 44m metre Bronto alongside a wide range of their smaller equipment, with the larger machines actually having to be craned into position to assist in the development of these massive ex- turbine halls. The Tate Modern commissioned pictures of the cherry picker?s work in progress to depict and preserve the buildings construction. These were taken by Catherine Yass a well known London based artist who specialises in photo illuminacy. The images were then converted into a special light box, which now hangs in the Director?s Dining Room and is aptly entitled ?cherry picker?. The image makes for interesting viewing, especially as perhaps one might not consider a cherry picker a source of art!