SP8539 : The Whisper

taken 11 years ago, near to Milton Keynes, Great Britain

The Whisper
The Whisper
The Whisper: Andre Wallace, 1984 location Bronze outside Central Milton Keynes Library. Commissioned by Milton Keynes Development Corporation and donated to Milton Keynes Council.

Andre Wallace has been undertaking commissions for public sculptures since the 1970s and his work can be seen across Britain - from Salford and Newcastle to London’s Docklands. The Whisper was originally commissioned by Sainburys as a resin work to be sited outside Homebase in Bromley in 1981. The Development Corporation commissioned a bronze version as a work ideally suited to its site outside the public library, a space where people meet and socialise. Wallace’s distinctive heavy figures, larger than life-size, sit relaxed and at ease watching the world go by. In contrast to many public sculptures they seem to be the observers rather than the observed as one whispers gossip or comment to the other.
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Date Taken
Friday, 16 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 6 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8519 3908 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:2.6149N 0:45.5578W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8520 3907
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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