On my way from Holborn Tube station (where incidentally I saw another of Mark Wallinger’s Labyrinths) towards Leicester Square, I discovered, opposite the entrance to the Royal Opera House, in Broad Court, this bronze called “Young Dancer“. It was sculpted by Enzo Plazzotta (1921-1981), an Italian who was born in Mestre, near Venice, but who spent more than half his life in London.
Several more examples of Plazotta’s work can be found around London. He specialised in studies of movement and sculpted animals and humans. In 1976 the Italian government bestowed him the title of Cavaliere for his accomplishments in art.