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There are two giant slugs outside of Tate Britain

Eddy Frankel

Winter Commission 2018: Monster Chetwynd © Tate (Matt Greenwood & Seraphina Neville)

Nothing says merry Christmas like a pair of giant slugs. I mean, no, that’s not true. Plenty of things are Christmassier than slugs, big or small. Everything, actually. But that hasn’t stopped Monster Chetwynd – the artist formerly known as both Spartacus Chetwynd and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd – from adorning the front of Tate Britain with two ginormous gastropod molluscs to usher in the season of giving. The two slimy bastards, glowing with blue light, were apparently inspired by the sight of two slugs shagging on a David Attenborough programme. The Tate says ‘this night-time mating ritual reminds us that the darkness of winter can be a time of renewal and rebirth‘. Sexy. Anyway, forget all the chintzy Yuletide nonsense draped around town and go get slimed in Pimlico, it’s the Christmas present we all deserve.

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