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Inspiring sculptural works in bronze are filling the lobby at One Canada Square - the first exhibition in Canary Wharf Group's public art programme to feature objects selected from a private collection.
A text message fund-raising campaign last year saw artist Yinka Shonibare's most famous work Nelson's Ship In A Bottle secured for the National Maritime Museum and take pride of place at the new King William Walk entrance.
"The Thames is London's living artery," says Adrian Evans, director of The Mayor's Thames Festival 2013. The man who majestically masterminded the Thames Diamond Jubilee River Pageant last year is currently dotting the i's and crossing the t's ahead of a 10-day event celebrating the river.
Laurence S Lowry painted football matches. He painted evictions, and men at work and magnetised huddles around a suicide in the street.
Little wonder then that his work was popular and that popularity - as usual - was a double-edged sword, bringing him affection among "his" people and a derision and dismissal among the critics.
There was always that kid in school. The one who obsessively drew in notebooks, filling every square inch with intricate inky diagrams, tiny writing, plots and plans, insignia, maps, aliens. Islands. Tower blocks. Cityscapes. Brutalised bodies.