Wight Man travels to The City
I met with art entrepreneur Sally Perry at the installation of the alabaster carving Wight Man in the foyer of Tower 42 in the heart of the City.
Formally known as the Nat West Tower, the Nathan Kirsh-owned skyscraper is the second tallest in the City of London.
It is interesting to see something so primitive and luddite (see here the original block sourced on the Isle of Wight from an elderly sculptor) – carved in the open air over many months and hand-finished by laborious rubbing with bits of rock – sitting deep in the heart of the financial district.
I hope its quiet presence causes a few to stop and reflect.
If you are passing 25 Old Broad Street, do pop in and see it during May, June and July 2012.
It’s on the ground floor…
Tower 42, 25 Broad Street EC2N 1HQ
Go Figurative Art Specialists, 318 Old Street, London EC1V 9DR