Thursday, March 30, 2017

Rush Hour

Rush Hour by George Segal, Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate, London
“Rush Hour” by George Segal, 1987
Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate
London, September 2016

“Rush Hour resonates with most of us – it’s the end of the day and we want to get home. Like us, these six bronze figures look fairly impassive as they brave the London weather in their damp looking raincoats. Yet there is something unique here - Segal created this sculpture from live models, encasing them in wire mesh and plaster bandages, before cutting each cast open to free the model, rejoining the mould and casting bronze figures from the plaster versions. And so was born one of Broadgate’s most popular pieces of art.” (Rush Hour, Broadgate)

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