The Corset, Bra and Stiletto Heel sculptures by Kalliopi Lemos from the Gazelli Art House in Mayfair are on display in Golden Square gardens near Piccadilly Circus in London. The 2½ meters (8 feet) stainless steel sculptures, each weighing in at 120 Kg, are from the artist’s “Tools of Endearment” series that debate the position of women in society. Bra and Stiletto Heel has previously been on display, but Corset is a new addition.
The sculptures caused some controversy and some people expressed that the found them “dated and sexist”. Councillor Matt Noble response by saying that: “Public art is there to be challenging… I don’t agree that it’s sexist, and I don’t believe we should scrub the area of its history”.
They are planned to stay at this location for six months.
The artist’s web site: http://kalliopilemos.com/project/golden-square-london-tools-of-endearment-big-bra-corset/