Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Angel of the South for 2012; New Build: London Will Get Its Own Version of the Angel of the North, Says Art Financier Wilfred Cass

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Angel of the South for 2012; New Build: London Will Get Its Own Version of the Angel of the North, Says Art Financier Wilfred Cass

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Byline: LOUISE JURY

A SCULPTURE on the scale of Antony Gormley's Angel Of The North is beingplanned for the London Olympics.

Wilfred Cass, founder of the Goodwood Sculpture Park in West Sussex, is intalks with construction firms and developers about the plans.

Mr Cass, 82, has poured millions of pounds into commissioning large-scale worksfrom the likes of Gormley, Tony Cragg, Anthony Caro and Andy Goldsworthy in thepast 15 years.

He is gearing up for the Olympics with an awareness-raising exhibition ofmodels, drawings and full-scale works from the foundation's archive at the ArtLondon fair next month.

The aim is then to concentrate on commissioning sculptures of the highestquality for London for 2012.

"We've got a big Olympics strategy.

We're working with developers and other people and have a four-year programmeto develop large pieces," he said.

"We fund the thing. There will be no public money involved, so we can havetotal control and the pieces are really good. …

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