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Edinburgh Art Festival welcomes 'doormat thief'

posted 27 Mar 2012, 21:41 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 27 Mar 2012, 21:45 ]

A young Scottish artist who made his name pinching 200 doormats from homes round Morningside for a student artwork is to have his first major international showcase in the Edinburgh Art Festival.

Kevin Harman’s work has also included rearranging workers’ skips of tangled wood and debris into painstaking and detailed sculptures – and then holding exhibition “openings” inside the skip.

“We are keen to make sure that the festival represents new artists that are coming out across the country and city, and coming out of Edinburgh College of Art,” said festival director Sorcha Carey. “It’s really exciting. It’s the first commission for a very young artist.”