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New Sculpture Park Unwrapped in The Square Mile

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Sunday, 3 July 2011

New Sculpture Park Unwrapped in The Square Mile

There is a lot of art being unpacked and unveiled this week in London.

Around St Helen's Bishopsgate, a new sculpture park is rapidly taking shape.

The first piece to be carefully unpacked today was this:


It is Garden Pouf by Austrian artist Franz West.


Next up came this:


It is Julian Opie's Three Men Walking.


The piece I am looking forward to seeing most was still in it's crate.


The crate contains Anish Kapoor's Sky Mirror 2010 which will stand in Aviva Square.

These first three pieces will soon be joined by Screen with Folded Arms by Kenneth Armitage.

The official unveiling isn't until the 14th of July but if you are in the area this week, I would recommend nabbing a sneak preview. What is more you can actually enjoy and photograph the pieces! There is none of the precious citing of "security implications" as at Regent's Place or Sheldon Square, see my previous moan here.

Congratulations to the City of London for facilitating this genuinely engaging little show.

The project is sponsored by Aviva, Hiscox, Gagosian Gallery, Lisson gallery, MTEC and New Art Centre, Roche Court,even British Land have decided to support this, they who forbid photography at Regent's Place!

The Sculpture Park will be in place up to 2012.

UPDATE: 4th July 2011 Anish Kapoor's Sky Mirror is now in place new post here.
UPDATE: 7th July 2011 Kenneth Armitage's piece is also in place, completing the park details here.

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