Stephen Cox RA

I was asked to come to the unveiling of a new work by Stephen Cox in Apple Tree Yard, where Lutyens worked on the plans for New Delhi and Wheeler’s used to be.   It’s at the back of a new building by Eric Parry, with whom Cox has worked before.   I realised that the façade of the new building is one I had recently admired in walking across St. James’s Square:  quite plain, unornamented, faced in smooth black brick at the upper levels and black porphyry on the piano nobile below, following the rhythms of adjacent buildings, with an effective, semi-classical, big basalt office building behind.

This is the building from St. James’s Square:-

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This is the sculpture (or, rather, the top half of it):-

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And this is Stephen himself:-

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