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Artist reignites debate over BMA sculptures

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7485.259 (Published 27 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:259
  1. Colin Martin, independent consultant in healthcare communication
  1. London

The Third Campaign: A Project by Neal White An exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, until 27 March www.henry-moore-fdn.co.uk

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Sculptures that caused a scandal when they were first carved for the BMA headquarters in 1908 have inspired an exhibition by contemporary artist Neal White. The sculptures, by Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), were 18 larger than life, naked figures that were commissioned to adorn the façade of the then new BMA's London headquarters on a prominent site at the corner of Agar Street and the Strand. White's exhibition is an attempt to reignite the debates that have raged over Epstein's sculptural scheme.


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Charles Holden (1875-1960), the architect of the Strand building, used …

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