Skip to content

Public art you’ve probably walked past

01/22/2016

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.

hepworth

 

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35352595

 

 

Advertisements

From → Uncategorized

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: