I was so excited the other day to come across the ‘original’ Gormley bollards in Bellenden Road, Peckham, South London! So I had to park the car up and take a couple of pics!

Anthony Gormley bollards in Peckham

Anthony Gormley bollards in Peckham

For those of you who perhaps do not know The Kennels at Goodwood may be wondering what on earth I am talking about! So here is a photo so you can remark on the twin sets.

The Kennels

The Kennels

The ones in Peckham are the originals, created by Gormley when he had his studio nearby. The cast-iron sculptures were commissioned by the local council as part of a regeneration project. They were based on simplified forms of an oval, a snowman, a peg and a penis. However, the council got cold feet, so the neighbourhood shopkeepers clubbed together to continue the commission. People still come from far and wide to see them – I wonder how many know that another set stands proudly outside The Kennels.