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