Next summer, visitors at St. Pancras International will be greeted to the UK with a piece of artwork that sums up modern Britain. First impressions certainly count, and it would be fair to say that the images in this gallery do not represent the Britain residents would love visitors to see.
The artwork includes a copulating couple, vagabond carrying a bottle, a tube train being driven by a skeleton, and a hoodie giving the finger.
All hope is not over as these are concept designs for the bronze frieze around the meeting place. The first designs in clay were unveiled yesterday by sculptor Paul Day. He got £500,000 for his work.
A spokesman for the company said the image of a man giving the finger was an early concept and would not be in the final work.
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