Summer Exhibition 2007
Three huge metal dinosaurs by Jake and Dinos Chapman have been installed in the Royal Academy’s Annenberg Courtyard for this year’s Summer Exhibition. This is the first time that the Chapmans, key members of the so-called YBA (Young British Artists) generation, have created a large-scale outdoor sculpture.
Jake and Dinos Chapman, The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth But Not the Mineral Rights, 2007. Corten steel (detail)
Entitled The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, but not the Mineral Rights, it continues the theme of their earlier work, Hell Sixty Five Million Years BC (2004-5), in which models of prehistoric creatures also featured.
Measuring more than eight metres in length and towering up to seven metres high, the three corten steel dinosaurs are the latest installation in the RA’s programme of Sculpture in the Courtyard, and follow on from Anselm Kiefer’s Jericho, Rodin's Gates of Hell and Damien Hirst's Virgin Mother.
Lawrence Pollard investigates Impressionists by the Sea and Jake and Dinos Chapman.