The London List: Alex Chinneck’s life-size wax house in Bankside will gradually melt away to nothingThe London List

Posted in Art, London, London List
By Sam Bathe on 30 Oct 2014


His second London installation in barely a month, Alex Chinneck’s “A Pound Of Flesh For 50p”, or The Melting House, is a two-storey building made almost entirely out of wax. Formed of 8,000 wax bricks, the house is part of Merge Festival and will gradually melt over it’s 30-day lifespan. Celebrating the history of an old candle making factory which was based in Bankside a couple of centuries ago, the Melting House is part of the annual Merge Festival and will be on display until November 18th.

A Pound Of Flesh For 50p (The Melting House), 40 Southwark Street, SE1 9HP

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