Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Allington House, 150 Victoria Street SW1
The excellent Peter Berthoud, London guide and blogger, is mounting a last-ditch campaign to save them - you can sign the petition here and 'like' the Facebook page here.
The building was only put up in 1997. I have to confess that I'm not a big fan of Baldwin's work. It is a bit coarse and literal and poorly-composed for me. But that does not mean these sculptures should be broken up just because they are in the way.
Baldwin's only other work in London is the series of heads and an arch with more animals at Grand Buildings in Trafalgar Square. And who commissioned Barry to execute them? Land Securities!