Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Rush of Green

The Rush of Green by Jacob Epstein, Edinburgh Gate, Knightsbridge, London
“The Rush of Green” (or “The Bowater House Group”) by Jacob Epstein, 1959
Edinburgh Gate, Knightsbridge
London, September 2014

The Rush of Green was Jacob Epstein's last work, completed on the day he died in 1959 and cast in bronze posthumously. It was commissioned to stand outside Bowater House, a monstrous headquarters block for a paper company, designed by Guy Morgan for developer Harold Samuel. The block was huge but cheaply finished and made no concessions to anyone at street level where the dominant accents were the entrances to service courtyards and underground car parks.”
(Edinburgh Gate SW1, Ornamental Passions)

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