Sky Arts reveals the UK’s favourite public art ahead of brand new series, Landmark

A 1.2 tonne metal sculpture of a soldier reflecting on the horrors of World War One has been crowned the UK’s best piece of outdoor artwork. Ray Lonsdale’s 2014 statue, called ‘1101’ to mark the first minute of peace after armistice at 11am on November 11, 1918, is also known as ‘Tommy’. It was initially only meant to be a temporary display but following its unveiling, it became so popular that locals started a fundraising campaign to have it permanently installed. In 2015, after raisin…

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