Gallery: 26 Post-War Sculptures Listed In London

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Gallery: 26 Post-War Sculptures Listed In London
Anthony Gormley's Untitled [Listening] is the first of his works to be listed. It can be seen in Maygrove Peace Park in West Hampstead. It was commissioned by Camden Council to represent peace and unveiled on the anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bomb.

Historic England has announced that 41 public sculptures have been newly listed across the country, including 26 in London.

Every sculpture on the list was installed after the second world war, in an attempt to improve public spaces.

Work by well-known artists including Barbara Hepworth, Anthony Gormley and Eduardo Paolozzi are among those to be listed in London. Most are listed at Grade II, and some at Grade II*. They can be found on streets and housing estates, and in shopping centres, schools and universities.

The sculptures feature in Historic England’s upcoming exhibition Out There: Our Post-War Public Art, which also tells the story of works of public art which have been lost or destroyed. The exhibition takes place at Somerset House 3 February-10 April.

Take a look at some of the London sculptures which made the list.

Winged Figure by Barbara Hepworth on John Lewis, Oxford Street. Listed Grade II*
Pan Statue by Jacob Epstein in Knightsbridge has been Grade II listed. It was the last piece Epstein made.
Henry Moore's Knife Edge Two Piece can be found in Abingdon Gardens in the heart of Westminster. It's now Grade II* listed.
The Eagle Squadron Memorial sits in Grosvenor Square Gardens. Designed by Elisabeth Frink, it's been Grade II listed. It commemorates Americans who served during World War Two.
Gorilla by David Wynne depicts London Zoo's Guy the gorilla. Today it can be seen in Crystal Palace Park and is Grade II listed.
St Paul's Cathedral Churchyard is home to St Thomas à Becket by Edward Bainbridge Copnall, depicting Thomas Becket at the moment of his murder inside Canterbury Cathedral. Grade II listed.
Eduardo Paolozzi, known for the mosaics in Tottenham Court Road tube station, is also responsible for this Ventilation Shaft Cover in Pimlico. Grade II listed.
Relief of Mother and Children Playing by Peter Laszlo Peri at Horton House on South Lambeth Estate, Fentiman Road is Grade II listed, along with a similar work on the same estate.
David McFall's depiction of Winston Churchill is Grade II listed. See it at the junction of Woodford Green High Road and Broomhill Walk in Woodford.
Prisoner of War Memorial by Fred Kormis at Gladstone Park in Dollis Hill. Listed Grade II
Sigmund Freud Statue by Oscar Nemon in the grounds of the Tavistock Clinic in Swiss Cottage. Listed Grade II.
South of the River by Bernard Schottlander at Becket House, Lambeth Palace Road. Listed Grade II.

Last Updated 16 September 2016

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