This colourful towering sculpture “Eye-I” made from brightly coloured strips of steel, is an abstract sketch of a face and can be found outside the Broadgate Centre in Bishopsgate, a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street station.
The sculpture is by Bruce McLean (B.1944) who is a major figure in British contemporary art. McLean trained as a sculptor under Sir Anthony Caro at St Martin’s School of Art in London. Based in London, McLean has an international reputation and his work has been exhibited throughout Europe and the USA. He was awarded the Sainsbury Award for Sculpture in 1966, the DAAD Fellowship Award in 1981, the John Moores Painting Prize in 1985 and has also held several academic posts, notably Professor of Fine Arts at the Slade School of Fine Art in London to 2012. Public commissions include those undertaken for London’s Royal Festival Hall in 1988 and the Royal Museum of Scotland in 1991.