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Five favourite sculptures, London

Red rose sculpture

"Icon" by Will Ryman

This one was taken very recently. It was part of the Frieze Art Fair Sculpture Park and witnessed on a beautifully sunny, mild autumnal day. It’s called “Icon” and was created by American artist and former playwright Will Ryman. Apparently Ryman has said about his sculpture that “I am taking this global symbol and its connotations of romance and beauty and changing it to represent commercialism and high art.” His roses originally appeared in Park Avenue (although not at this scale.)

Henry Moore sculpture

"Large Reclining Figure" by Henry Moore

This fibreglass and plaster Henry Moore figure was part of Moore at Kew in 2007-2008. It’s now back at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge if you’d like a closer look.

Angel sculpture, St Paul's

Emily Young "Angel"

Made of Purbeck stone and sitting on columns, this is one of five sculptures that gaze toward St Paul’s Cathedral.This one will be overshadowed a bit at the moment, what with the posh campers known as Occupy London Stock Exchange occupying the outside of the church at the moment.

Angry Pins sculpture, Frieze Sculpture Park

"Angry Pins" by Des Hughes

Another Frieze Sculpture Park work, these very angry heads are set on 3 metre tall “pins.” I wouldn’t want to cross them! A previous work of Des Hughes was the “Unconvincing Sausages.” I wish I’d seen that one.

Ram in New Street, London

Ram in New Street

New Street can be found between Liverpool Street Station and Spitalfields Market. This is a bit of surprise as you round the corner to a street otherwise full of metropolitan police cars. It’s sat on top of a lovely arch which used to be the entrance to the Coopers Wool Warehouse, that has now been converted to offices.