Lambanana, Liverpool

The original Superlambanana is 5.2 metres high, weighs nearly 8 tonnes and is bright yellow. The sculpture was created by Japanese artist Taro Chiezo for the ArtTransPennine Exhibition in 1998. It was designed to be a cross between a banana and a lamb as a comment on the dangers of genetic engineering, with the choice of design inspiration being influenced by bananas and lamb historically being common cargo in the Liverpool docks. In 2008, as part of Liverpool’s City of Culture year 125 miniature replicas were created and placed around Merseyside. The lambanana has become a symbol of the city and a piece of public art. 

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