Bomber Command
This maquette of the Bomber Command Memorial in London will be on sale as part of an exhibition of works by sculptor Philip Jackson at Hampstead’s Catto Gallery in north London.

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Hampstead’s Catto Gallery in north London is hosting a Philip Jackson show in its gallery between March 23-April 17.

The Bomber Command sculpture, consisting of seven nine-foot figures, is a tribute to the 55,573 Bomber Command crew who lost their lives during the Second World War.

It was unveiled in Green Park, London in June 2012 at a ceremony attended by 6000 war veterans and their families.

Jackson said at the time: “I wanted to portray them as ‘quietly heroic’ because these men were flying six or seven missions knowing that few of them were coming back. They just kept going.”

The maquette of the statue is available for £70,000 at Catto with 10% of the sale price going to the Bomber Command Association for the upkeep of the public work.

The Jackson exhibition is the third solo show at Catto.

The artist is well known for a number of public sculptures including the Queen Mother on The Mall and Bobby Moore at Wembley Stadium.

The Catto Gallery show will also include for sale for the first time Jackson’s maquette of Mahatma Gandhi, the life-size sculpture that was unveiled in Parliament Square in 2015.

Catto Gallery was founded by Gillian Catto in 1986. In 2009 it was taken over by two employees, Iain Barratt and Imogen Green, who have more than 20 years’ experience of the business between them.