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The Whisper

The Whisper in Milton Keynes is a sculpture by Andre Wallace, created in 1984 . Andre Wallace has been undertaking commissions for public sculptures since the 1970s and his work can be seen across Britain - from Salford and Newcastle to London's Docklands. The Whisper was originally commissioned by Sainburys as a resin work to be sited outside Homebase in Bromley in 1981. The Development Corporation commissioned a bronze version as a work ideally suited to its site outside the public library, a space where people meet and socialise. Wallace's distinctive heavy figures, larger than life-size, sit relaxed and at ease watching the world go by. In contrast to many public sculptures they seem to be the observers rather than the observed as one whispers gossip or comment to the other

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Taken on September 10, 2010