Thursday, 25 October 2012

Endangered Triptych

Property developers Land Securities is to demolish Allington House, Victoria, central London, with the loss of the Endangered Species Triptych sculpted by Barry Baldwin in the 1980s, Elephant shown (CLICK). London historian and tour guide Peter Berthoud has started a petition to try to save the sculptures (CLICK to sign) and has also made an emergency application to English Heritage to list the sculptures. I suspect the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works might also be applicable to this matter as the sculptor is alive and should be allowed to have a say in the disposal of his art (CLICK). Last year I posted an article about an artist's use of the Berne Convention in the USA (CLICK). It would be a shame to lose these sculptures of animals that are themselves threatened with extinction.

2 Comments:

At 27/10/12, Blogger Peter Berthoud said...

Thank you so much for this. It looks like Land Securities haven't really considered all the implications. A really good bit of news for the campaign!

 
At 27/10/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Peter

You're most welcome. I hope it helps your campaign.

 

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