December 5, 2021

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There are more animal statues in London than the famous...

There are more animal statues in London than the famous…

There are nearly a hundred animal statues in London, and the number of famous women immortalized in the picture is still at fifty. In total, in the British capital there are about 1,500 sculptures of people in public places.

Famous men have been allocated their own base more than three hundred times in London. to write dbbc Friday based Research From Art UK, a cultural education charity.

Among the famous women who have a statue in London are Amy Winehouse and Florence Nightingale, as well as several women from the British royal family. Among the famous animals honored with a statue is the Paddington Bear.

Women of color appear out of nowhere in the city when it comes to statues, and only three works have been made to commemorate them. Men of color are also seriously underrepresented in London: nine statues of them have been erected, including one of Mahatma Gandhi.

limited perspective

The municipality is providing £1m to make public art in the city more ‘inclusive’. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement: “London’s diversity is its greatest strength, but for far too long the statues and names of streets and buildings in our capital have shown a limited perspective on the complex history of our city.”

“I am committed to doing everything in my power to ensure that our public world presents a more complete picture of everyone who made London the wonderful city that it is today,” Khan promised.

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