Friday, April 3, 2015

Two Men on a Bench

Two Men on a Bench by Giles Penny, Cubitt Steps, Canary Wharf, London,
“Two Men on a Bench” by Giles Penny, 1995
Cubitt Steps, Canary Wharf
London, September 2014

“Giles Penny’s Two Men on a Bench is a large bronze work in the classical figurative tradition, which has a contemplative air as well as an element of fun. Simplified surfaces and contours imbue it with a monumental presence and narrative sculptural language. Giles Penny came to the attention of the Canary Wharf Group when this work, together with another of his bronzes, Man with Arms Open, were shown here in 1999 as part of the Millennium exhibition, The Shape of the Century. Both sculptures were purchased and are now permanently located here.”
(Public Art at Canary Wharf, Canary Wharf Group PLC)

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