Jericho sculpture, Royal Academy
Striking installation in Annenberg Courtyard
(Photos/words © urban75, 3rd February, 2007)
Consisting of two roughly hewn concrete towers, Anselm Kiefe's 'Jericho' sculpture dominate the Royal Academy's Annenberg Courtyard.
The towers reach 14 and 16.5 metres high and are constructed from reinforced concrete components, arranged in tiers.
Looking like the remains of a bombed out Middle East tower block, the sculptures create a stark contrast with the surrounding Palladian architecture of Burlington House.
The towers as seen from the entrance to the Royal Academy from Piccadilly.
You can enter the towers and look up to see the various levels via rough holes in the floors.
Photographing the tower, inside and out.
Top of the towers.
The twin towers with the entrance to Piccadilly in the background.
Looking up inside the east tower.
The two towers with Alfred Drury's bronze statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds - founder and first president of the Royal Academy - in the foreground.
Leaving the tower.
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