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Heathrow Airport gets new sculpture
11 Aug 2014

Head to Heathrow Airport to catch a plane and you could see a rather different form of transport immortalised in art.

'London Taxi', a sculpture depicting one of the famous taxis that drive the streets in the capital has recently been given a home in Terminal 2.

The work of Benedict Radcliffe, it is the artist's first permanent public artwork.

"It's hard to think of a more instantly recognisable motor vehicle, British or otherwise, than the FX4 Black Cab," he has said.

Radcliffe also said he is very proud that Heathrow asked him to provide a permanent display.

The new piece - created in Shoreditch - also features a plinth etched with directions between Radcliffe's workshop and Heathrow Airport.

Radcliffe has had commissions by the likes of JCB and Paul Smith in the past. He featured in a V&A exhibition called 'The power of making' in 2011.ADNFCR-408-ID-801741316-ADNFCR

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