Apollo | Florence Hallett:
Just over a week on from Lumiere London, perhaps the most spectacular art event the capital has ever seen, it might reasonably be assumed that the nation’s public art is enjoying rude health. But languishing behind the headlines are countless post-war sculptures – forgotten, lost, vandalised, stolen, or even sold off by cash-strapped councils tempted by the buoyant price of scrap metal. In a last-ditch effort to save what’s left, Historic England announced on Friday that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has listed 41 sculptures in public spaces, by artists including Antony Gormley, Barbara Hepworth, Elisabeth Frink, and Jacob Epstein… Read more
Image: Draped Seated Woman , 1957–58, Henry Moore.