A water company has given notice to a work of art which has already shed enough water to sprinkle half the lawns in Surrey.
The artist disconsolately conceded yesterday that his installation, The Running Tap, has probably run its course after pouring an estimated 800,000 litres (1.4m pints) down the drain during one of the worst droughts in the south-east in decades.
"Well that's it, isn't it?" Mark McGowan said miserably....
July 26, 2005
Speaking of water-based art in the UK, remember that guy with the running tap? He's turned it off: