On a recent visit to London our former Chair, Celia Julian, took some photos of sculptures and railings which attracted her:
This striking sculpture called Jete can be found at 48 Millbank, not far from Tate Britain. Enzo Plazzotta based the figure on David Wall who became the youngest male Principal in the history of The Royal Ballet.
Born in Italy, Plazotta studied sculpture until the Second World War broke out at which point he became a Partisan leader fighting against the Nazis. After the war he moved to London and stayed there, though still kept links with his homeland.
Locking Piece is made up of two large interconnecting forms stacked one on top of the other. It is one of Henry Moore’s best known public sculptures and has been on display near Tate Britain in Riverside Walk Gardens, Millbank, since 1968, having been gifted to Tate by the artist a year earlier. Tate’s work was the third of three bronze casts of this sculpture produced between 1964 and 1967, and was originally the artist’s copy.
And lastly, intriguing Juliet Balconies on an apartment in Marylebone.