Stuart Jeffries

Stop tearing down controversial statues, says British-Guyanan artist Hew Locke

The artist, who has wrapped a statue of Victoria in a wooden ship in Birmingham, prefers a retain and explain approach

Hew Locke in Birmingham’s Victoria Square with ‘Foreign Exchange’, his reworking of Queen Victoria’s statue. Photo: Shaun Fellows. Courtesy of Birmingham 2022 Festival and Ikon

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