Artist Places Gold Bullion Throughout London

By: Jamie Coomber - Published:   Updated: Jun 1 2011 • References: lazinc
In a clear example of the ever fine line between art and advertising, artist Paul Insect recently placed a stack of signed mock Gold bullions detailing the words "if you have me, I was stolen" in strategic places around London to promote his forthcoming exhibition at Lazarides Gallery, Soho. Paul has previously been commissioned by both Adidas and Audi to assist with their advertising.

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