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The Watchers (sculpture)

The Watchers
Lypiatt Sculpture Park 08.jpg
A casting of The Watchers in Lypiatt Park
ArtistLynn Chadwick
Year1960 (1960)
MediumBronze sculpture

The Watchers is a 1960 bronze sculpture by the British sculptor Lynn Chadwick depicting three abstracted figures. Multiple castings were made from this mould.[1][2] One of these castings is installed in the San Diego Museum of Art's May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden, in the U.S. state of California.[3][4] The work was gifted to SDMA by Jacquelyn Littlefield in 2002.[3]

Another casting was installed at Roehampton University in London, but one of the three figures was stolen in 2006.[5] This was part of a series of thefts of large public art in the United Kingdom, possibly to be sold as scrap metal.[6][7]

See also


  1. ^ "Alton West Estate, Roehampton, London: Lynn Chadwick's sculpture 'The Watchers' with the point blocks beyond | RIBA". RIBApix. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  2. ^ "PMSA". Archived from the original on 2018-12-07. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  3. ^ a b "The Watchers". San Diego Museum of Art. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  4. ^ Gaugh, Catherine. "At SDMA, a move from the vault to the open air". Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  5. ^ Staff; agencies (2006-01-24). "Second bronze sculpture stolen". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  6. ^ "Exhibition, Database to Aid Search for Missing Public Art in England". ArtfixDaily. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  7. ^ "Historic England on a quest to uncover stolen sculpture The Watchers by Stroud's Lynn Chadwick". Stroud News and Journal. Retrieved 2018-12-07.