Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

But Our Bruno's Tate Date Comes to a Grizzly End; Standard Bearer: Bruno Has a Close Encounter with Damien Hirst's Split Cow in Formaldehyde at Tate Britain Today

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

But Our Bruno's Tate Date Comes to a Grizzly End; Standard Bearer: Bruno Has a Close Encounter with Damien Hirst's Split Cow in Formaldehyde at Tate Britain Today

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Byline: VAL LOW, SRI CARMICHAEL

MEET BRUNO the bearthe Evening Standard's late entry for the Turner Prize.

Inspired by the Wallinger bear, he was at Tate Britain today for a one-off showseen by a small, appreciative audience.

While Wallinger was filmed wandering around a gallery at night in a bear suitthe Evening Standard decidedin the way of all artistic homages to go one better. Our bear ambled about inthe day when the Tate was full of visitors.

It was not long before Bruno was being judged as a work of art. The Wallingerbear is meant to evoke the history of Germany and the Cold War: our bear is asymbol of alienation in a contemporary urban environment, as well as the gulfthat exists between the world of conceptual art and the ordinary public.

We know this because Bruno told us.

But the first critical reception was, unfortunately, not entirely favourablea small child in a pushchair burst into tears. "She has not seen one like thatbefore," explained her mother. …

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