How long should a ghostbike be allowed to hang around?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in cellotaph, Copying, ghostbike, HERD, Public art, viral | No Comments


We've long collected examples of cellotaphs and ghostbikes – those popular floral tributes to the fallen that populate so many streets here in the UK and in the US.

I think they're particularly interesting social and cultural phenomena because they are examples of public-created art and monumental social artefacts (rather than stuff created by and for the great and the good for private consumption).

Today reveals an interesting problem: how long should a ghostbike be allowed to hang about?

Should it be a temporary monument? Should it be a permanent feature? Should they even be regulated? I've got my views but what do you think?