'Boxed: Fabulous Coffins' Exhibition To Run At The Southbank Centre

Crazy Coffins

First Posted: 13/01/12 13:23 Updated: 13/01/12 16:01

Death has long been a favourite subject of artists, from William Blake’s tortured ‘wicked man’ to Picasso’s dear Casagemas.

What it’s rarely the subject of, however, is an artist’s sense of humour.

But a forthcoming exhibition at London’s Southbank Centre is set to prove that, to some people at least, ‘the final curtain’ doesn’t have to be a depressing affair.

Boxed: Fabulous Coffins from UK and Ghana is a collection of bespoke tombs designed to reflect the departed’s joy in life.

They’re created by Crazy Coffins in Nottingham and the famous Paa Joe workshop in Ghana, where personalised coffins are extremely popular.

It’s a chance to see the weird and wonderful array of boxes people have selected to lie in for all eternity – from skateboards to ballet shoes to a wingless Angel Of The North.

What would you request as your very own coffin? Let us know below!

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(Photo credit: Vic Fearn & Company Ltd and Crazy Coffins)

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