Hidden noses dotted around Soho

‘If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.’ Or so wrote George Orwell in his famous novel 1984, observing the advance of a totalitarian state and one under complete surveillance.

When CCTV started to expand in the city of London, artist Rick Buckley had something to say amidst similar voices that cried ‘Big Brother’ was watching. With the inspiration of many other acts of art in protest in his arsenal, he came up with the unique conclusion to set about placing casts of his own nose around the capital, quite often under the very nose of the cameras themselves.

He succeeded in plastering 35 of them across the city, many of which have since been removed, except seven of them that remain to the current day. It has since been stated that discovering each and every one of these lasting legacies will lead you to great wealth.

We don’t nose about you (sorry), but it sounds like a challenge to us. We hear they take some searching, but can imagine it’s quite satisfying to complete the quest.

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The Seven Noses of Soho