Hirst’s monumental bronze, ‘Charity’ (2002-2003) is displayed as part of Sculpture in the City 2015, an annual public exhibition of art, installed around the City of London. Now in its fifth year the open-air Sculpture in the City initiative features contemporary works from leading artists set amongst London's iconic architectural landmarks.
‘Charity’, a 22-foot bronze sculpture based on The Spastics Society (now ‘Scope’) collection boxes commonly found outside local chemists in the 1960s, has been installed on Undershaft in front of the Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8EP). The sculpture was originally installed in the park outside White Cube Hoxton Square London, as part of Romance in the Age of Uncertainty, Hirst’s solo exhibition at the gallery in 2003.
This year a total of fourteen works are on display in the EC3 insurance area. Other artists exhibiting include Sigalit Landau, Kris Martin, Keita Miyazaki, Bruce Beasley and, from September, Ai Weiwei.