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The ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture suits the Mr Messy Olympics (photos)

by | 11th, May 2012

THE ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture, as designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond, has been opened at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Park. The big squiggle, that demented Mr Messy, is sponsored by ArcelorMittal, the huge steel company. The idea, presumably, is to open up new markets to steel stuff by making people imagine what else can be made with steel. It’s not just for big machines and pots. Steel can make art. It can. Because the one big thing the £12bn London Games lacks is anything lastingly unique. It’s just the same old corporate bilge. Close your eyes at the Olympics park and inhale the smells of McDonald’s and Coca Cola.

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