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Public art you’ve probably walked past


Historic England has recently granted Grade II or Grade II* status to 40 public sculptures across England. Some are pieces I’ve often walked past and half noticed, and it’s good to see that they’ve been given official recognition, and protection. Some notable ones in London are Revolving Torsion by Naum Gabo (1975) outside St Thomas’ Hospital, three pieces by Peter Laszlo Peri (1949-52) in a housing estate in Vauxhall and Barbara Hepworth’s Winged Figure (1963) on John Lewis on Oxford Street and Single Form (Memorial) (1961-62) in Battersea Park, both pictured below.



The above photos are from the BBC website which has done a nice piece on all the works:




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