Sunday, 14 October 2012
Art Installation - Hope Street Liverpool
This installation, entitled 'A Case History', was created by John King, and first on view in 1998. It is in the heart of Liverpool's Hope Street Quarter.
Its positioning was altered in 2006 in the course of the upgrade of Hope Street's public realm, when the area was levelled and seating and a tree were added. The view down Mount Street to the River Mersey is stunning.
There is a noticeboard alongside this public art installation with a numbered diagram which gives information about who or where the some of the suitcases and packages 'belong'. Those cases with 'owners' are demarked by labels which are explained on the noticeboard. All the "owners" are either from Livererpool or are connected with Liverpool. They include Arthur Askey, Robert Cain and Chaerles Dickens along with The Beatles.