Thursday, December 15, 2005

i really like this tom bass statue in elizabeth street

And it seems I am not alone in this opinion. I saw a little film about Melbourne made in the 1960s recently and it included this statue as a feature I would suggest it's a bit of an icon though I suppose these days a fairly unsung one as it is not really 'Australian' in theme or content. I have Tom Bass's book about himself somewhere but can't presently put my finger on it.


Wayne said...

One of my favourites too. Also, across the road from is is the mural of the Mazda Globes cat. In the last couple of years half of the old mural was painted over (the bit that had the 'Mazda Globes' text), but I'm pleased to say the cat was left intact.

David said...

The Mazda globes cat ad was also in the film I saw, which I think was called Focus on Melbourne and from 1966. The year you were born Wayne.

Wayne said...

You can also see the Mazda Globes cat very clearly in one of the opening scenes of On The Beach. This was made before either you or I were born.