Brighton’s Kiss Wall: the perfect spot for a seaside tryst

kissingwallBrighton has more than its fair share of crap public art. One exception to its collection of rusting anchors and baffling marble monuments dedicated to commerce is the Kiss Wall by (above) local artist Bruce Williams.

Installed in 1992 on the promenade, Williams’ sculpture still manages to do what most public art should do. Attract people to it. Fabricated from a 4m-high sheet of aluminium and then punctured with holes so that, when the light catches it right, show six images of people kissing. It’s a great piece of work that one critic once described as a work of public art “as solid as a battleship [that] still manages to look light and dynamic”.

  • The image above was captured by Neil Edwards and  credited to JPG Magazine.