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Judah's E-type to be sent to Coventry

Gerry Judah’s 28m-tall, 150 tonnes sculpture of an E-type Jaguar is to be re-erected near Coventry

According to the Guardian, the centrepiece of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (30 June - 3 July) in West Sussex will be rebuilt on the outskirts of Coventry - the home of Jaguar.

The artwork in the grounds of Goodwood House has built from half a kilometre of painted steel tubes 1,200mm in diameter originally used in gas pipelines. Much of the metal was donated by Tata Steel, a subsidiary of Jaguar’s parent company. 

Previous Goodwood installations by Judah, a former architectural draughtsman with Richard Seifert, have incorporated actual cars (see AJ 05.07.10). He said: ‘The E-type is famous for its shape but too small and delicate to hoist into the air. I thought I would like to express the form of the car itself without any embellishments.
‘Everyone recognises the E-type, the shape speaks for itself. You can’t compete with it, you can’t digress from it.’ 

 

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