Death of the Civic

Photography. C-Type prints mounted on aluminium

The removal, destruction and theft of public sculptures I have always found strange, there is this tension between the perceived value of a work of art, and its actual value. These photographs are of a number of sites where public sculptures once were. I took these pictures over a 10 year period, which is also a time that saw an incredible acceleration of the privatisation of public housing, land and resources. I am not sure if I think it’s good or bad that these works are no longer in public in all honesty, but it felt like something worth documenting.

Date2008 – 2018

Henry Moore: ‘Knife Edge’.

Lynne Chadwick: ‘The Watchers’.

Uli Nimptsch: ‘Neighbourly Encounter’.

Barbara Hepworth: ‘Meridian’.

Frank Dobson: ‘Woman With Fish’.

Install for Bloomberg New Contemporaries. 2009

Barbara Hepworth: ‘Two Forms Divided’.

Rachel Whiteread: ‘House’.

Trevor Tennant: ‘Girls Playing Netball’.