The Italian Job, Sussex style


Remember that bit at the end of The Italian Job, where the coach is teetering over the edge of a cliff, and Michael Caine says:


“Hang on a minute lads, I’ve got a great idea”


Well, now it’s been re-imagined as an art installation by Richard Wilson and it’s currently teetering on the roof of the De la Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, East Sussex. We went to see at the weekend.

the italian job art installation



Part-funded by Eddie Izzard, The Italian Job is swaying over the car park until 1 October 2012.


the italian job de la warr pavilion


Try to pay it a visit if you’re within shouting distance of Sussex. As free days out go, it’s pretty amazing.




  • Brilliant but terrifying too I’d hate for my car to be parked underneath!

  • I know! I was a bit nervous standing under it. What’s worse is that it moves, creaking back and forwards. I know they’ve got it well secured but it does give you pause for thought on a windy day.

  • Love the pic, too far to go though.

    PS. Justin’s link is spam, delivered with the classic cut and paste “like message”.
    I can smell these jerks at 10 paces, having been a moderator on a couple of forums… 1 is now dead (not my fault!!!)

  • High School Diploma

    Brilliant, superb i am astonished to see this.