Glasgow city council were wanting to raise the plinth for the infamous ‘duke of wellington’ statue in Glasgow in an aim to stop the Glasgow tradition of placing a traffic cone on his head.
No surprise, this did not go down well at all. A petition and usual social media ranked up under 100,000 likes and 1000’s of signatures in under 24 hours. Thus, the council walked away arses slapped!
In 2010 I did a quick doodle of the duke of wellington on a raised plinth with council workers clambering up to take the cone off. So I got my finger out and painted the 5ft piece for a solid 2 weeks!
Game of Cones X Canvas
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