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Sculpture in the City 2013

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Sculpture in the City 2013
Robert Indiana’s famous “Love” sculpture will stand at the corner of 99 Bishopsgate – the site of the 1993 IRA bomb 20 years ago.
Robert Indiana’s famous “Love” sculpture will stand at the corner of 99 Bishopsgate – the site of the 1993 IRA bomb 20 years ago.
Robert Indiana’s famous “Love” sculpture will stand at the corner of 99 Bishopsgate – the site of the 1993 IRA bomb 20 years ago.
Robert Indiana’s famous “Love” sculpture will stand at the corner of 99 Bishopsgate – the site of the 1993 IRA bomb 20 years ago.
Ryan Gardner's "More Really Shiny Things That Don't Mean Anything", on Undershaft.
Ryan Gardner's "More Really Shiny Things That Don't Mean Anything", on Undershaft.
Ryan Gardner's "More Really Shiny Things That Don't Mean Anything", on Undershaft.
Ryan Gardner's "More Really Shiny Things That Don't Mean Anything", on Undershaft.
Ryan Gardner's "More Really Shiny Things That Don't Mean Anything", on Undershaft.
Ryan Gardner's "More Really Shiny Things That Don't Mean Anything", on Undershaft.
Robert Indiana's "NUMBERS" at Lime street.
Robert Indiana's "NUMBERS" at Lime street.
Robert Indiana's "NUMBERS" at Lime street.
Robert Indiana's "NUMBERS" at Lime street.
Robert Indiana's "NUMBERS" at Lime street.
Robert Indiana's "NUMBERS" at Lime street.
Robert Indiana's "NUMBERS" at Lime street.
Robert Indiana's "NUMBERS" at Lime street.
The Chapman’s three dinosaurs “The Good”, “The Bad” and “The Ugly” placed at the base of the Gherkin.
The Chapman’s three dinosaurs “The Good”, “The Bad” and “The Ugly” placed at the base of the Gherkin.
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While you're busy ogling the topped-out Cheesegrater building, a sculpture park is being readied at its base. From tomorrow (20 June), all will be in place, and you can wander among works by Antony Gormley, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Richard Wentworth and others. All of the works are positioned with some element of site-specificness (if you'll allow such a word). For example, Robert Indiana’s famous 'Love' sculpture adorns the corner of 99 Bishopsgate, on the site of the 1993 IRA bomb. What to make of the positioning of the Chapman brothers' three dinosaurs, dubbed 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' — which lurk in the shadows of the Gherkin, Aviva Tower and Cheesegrater — we'll leave to your imagination.

Sculpture in the City, now in its third year, is backed by the City of London and businesses in the area. The current crop will remain in situ until May 2014.

Words by M@, Images by José Farinha.

Last Updated 19 June 2013

Kerry Freedman

I visited 99 Bishopsgate on Sunday 13th April, to find the love sculpture not there. Very disappointed!!