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Richard Wilson’s ‘Hang On A Minute…’ travels to Hong Kong

Published 13 March 2015

The Royal Academician’s sculpture inspired by ‘The Italian Job’ goes on show at The Peninsula Hotel.

  • A major sculptural installation by Richard Wilson RA has gone on display in Hong Kong this week. The work, Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got A Great Idea, features a full-sized replica of a vintage Harrington Legionnaire coach that appears to be teetering on the edge of The Peninsula Hotel’s seventh-floor Sun Terrace. The work is inspired by the final line of the 1969 British heist movie The Italian Job, as spoken by screen legend Michael Caine.

    It is the first installation in a three-year partnership between the hotel and the Royal Academy. Celebrating its status as a Grade I-listed heritage building, The Peninsula will showcase the work of select artists – all Royal Academicians – as they interact with the building in unexpected, playful and meaningful ways.

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    Love Art at The Peninsula Hong Kong - Richard Wilson's Great Idea

    Watch the installation of “Hang On A Minute Lads… I’ve Got A Great Idea” at The Peninsula Hong Kong.

  • “Hang On A Minute Lads… I’ve Got A Great Idea” is at The Peninsula Hong Kong until 8 April 2015.

    Courtesy the Artist and Michelle D’Souza Fine Art. Originally commissioned by the De La Warr Pavilion, UK and generously supported by Eddie Izzard, the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts via the National Lottery and the Henry Moore Foundation, as part of the London 2012 Festival.