Ganapathi and Devi, 1988


A: 332 x 163 x 105 cm

B: 308 x 127 x 96 cm 

Broadgate Properties PLc, London

It’s 5,106 miles from London to the quarries of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu, India. In 1988, this is where artist Stephen Cox sourced the stone for his monolithic, semi-abstract sculptures, Ganapathi And Devi, which now stand in Broadgate Plaza. Apart-yet-together, these complex works allude to sculptural torsos and ancient themes (Devi is the name of the female Hindu goddess while Ganapathi is the South Indian name for the popular elephant god, Ganesha) fusing the contemporary with the historical.