Mercury

Mercury by the sculptor Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler (the first sculptor to be President of the Royal Academy).

Globe House is a typical 1990s post-modern affair by GMW Partnership, with classical references and faced in Portland stone. This is one of the two retained statues from the previous building on the site, Electra House by Sir Herbert Baker, built in 1933.

The life-size bronze figures of Mercury by Sir Charles Wheeler stand gracefully on columns. The model was a musician, artist and body-builder called Charles Assirati, cousin of the famous champion all-in wrestler Bert Assirati. Wheeler also used Assirati's torso for the merman in the Jellicoe fountain in Trafalgar Square.

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Mercury

Mercury

Mercury by the sculptor Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler (the first sculptor to be President of the Royal Academy).

Globe House is a typical 1990s post-modern affair by GMW Partnership, with classical references and faced in Portland stone. This is one of the two retained statues from the previous building on the site, Electra House by Sir Herbert Baker, built in 1933.

The life-size bronze figures of Mercury by Sir Charles Wheeler stand gracefully on columns. The model was a musician, artist and body-builder called Charles Assirati, cousin of the famous champion all-in wrestler Bert Assirati. Wheeler also used Assirati's torso for the merman in the Jellicoe fountain in Trafalgar Square.

http://ornamentalpassions.blogspot.fr/2011/03/globe-house-temple-place-ec4.html
Ref:
Date:
Location:
Globe House, Temple Place, London, UK
Photographer:
© Images that go BAM, Brent Alexander McTavish