Statue lim­i­ta­tions

The Daily Telegraph - - Letters To The Editor -

SIR – Although Claire Co­hen (Comment, Septem­ber 13) may not like cer­tain pub­lic sculp­tures, oth­ers – such as the fourth plinth in Trafal­gar Square or the Tower of Lon­don’s ce­ramic pop­pies – ob­vi­ously in­spire her.

Opinion will al­ways dif­fer on the sub­ject mat­ter and qual­ity of such sculp­ture. How­ever, to con­clude that pub­lic art should be tem­po­rary shows a lack of un­der­stand­ing of the costs in­volved in cre­at­ing the fi­nal sculp­ture. Such a move would vastly limit the sculp­tures to be seen in pub­lic places, both in terms of qual­ity and quan­tity.

This may be the re­sult which she would pre­fer, but there would then be no new pub­lic works to ad­mire – or den­i­grate, as the case may be. Caro­line Brom­ley-gard­ner

Malmes­bury, Wilt­shire

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