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February 19 2010

Scotsman Steps take a Turn for the better
Turner prize winning artist Martin Creed has revealed details of his plan to upgrade a dingy stairwell linking Edinburgh’s Waverley Station to the Old Town.

It is planned to repave the steps with different types of marble from around the world, transforming the seedy spiral into a tourist draw.install the marble by the end of the year and may entail closing the stairwell at night to preserve the upmarket treads.

The £100k installation is one of three Edinburgh Art Festival Expo Commissions – the other two geing Richard Wright in the Dean Gallery and Coleman/Hogarth in the city centre.

Creed is best known for his self explanatory 2001 Turner Prize winning exhibit “The Lights Going On And Off” and is staging his first permanent exhibition in Glasgow at 21 Woodlands Terrace from tomorrow until April third.

6 Comments

Ritch Sox
#1 Posted by Ritch Sox on 19 Feb 2010 at 11:04 AM
"may entail closing the stairwell at night"
There's a surprise.
Roger Emmerson
#2 Posted by Roger Emmerson on 19 Feb 2010 at 12:13 PM
Ah, the power of marble to put undesirables in their place, that is, not on the Scotsman Steps. Hereditary forelock-tugging, triggered by the presence of the magic substance, will have them swigging Buckie and disposing of its products and side effects elsewhere. Masterstroke, and only £100,000.
Undesirable Element
#3 Posted by Undesirable Element on 19 Feb 2010 at 15:15 PM
Might not yet happen of course.
Ritch Sox
#4 Posted by Ritch Sox on 24 Feb 2010 at 11:06 AM
The gates are part of the planning application. Big and sturdy to keep undesirable elements out.
Undesirable Element
#5 Posted by Undesirable Element on 24 Feb 2010 at 19:03 PM
Not yet given permission.
Ritch Sox
#6 Posted by Ritch Sox on 16 Mar 2010 at 22:35 PM
The planning application for the steps looks real tacky. Like a cheap Italian restaurant.

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