The Watchers
Lypiatt Sculpture Park 08.jpg
A casting of The Watchers in Lypiatt Park
ArtistLynn Chadwick
Year1960 (1960)
MediumBronze sculpture
LocationVarious

The Watchers is a 1960 bronze sculpture by the British sculptor Lynn Chadwick depicting three abstracted figures whose form is inspired by the Moai.[1]

Three castings were made: these are currently on display in the San Diego Museum of Art's May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden,[2] Roehampton University in London[3] and Loughborough University.[1]

Theft and recasting of figure

One of the three figures at Roehampton University was stolen in 2006, possibly to be sold as scrap metal.[4][5][6] The remaining figures were placed into storage shortly afterwards. In 2014, the University obtained permission from Chadwick's estate to recast the missing figure and the sculpture was returned to its original location in full.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Sculpture | LU Arts | Loughborough University". www.lboro.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 9 October 2021. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  2. ^ "The Watchers". San Diego Museum of Art. Archived from the original on 28 April 2022. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  3. ^ "The Watchers | Art UK". artuk.org. Archived from the original on 28 April 2022. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  4. ^ Staff; agencies (24 January 2006). "Second bronze sculpture stolen". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Archived from the original on 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Exhibition, Database to Aid Search for Missing Public Art in England". ArtfixDaily. Archived from the original on 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Historic England on a quest to uncover stolen sculpture The Watchers by Stroud's Lynn Chadwick". Stroud News and Journal. Archived from the original on 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  7. ^ Pick, Cheryl (2 December 2014). "The Return of 'The Watchers'". AUDE. Archived from the original on 14 June 2021. Retrieved 28 April 2022.