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The sculpture, consisting of seven 9ft (2.74m) high figures, is a tribute to the 55,573 Bomber Command crew who died during the Second World War. It was unveiled in Green Park, London in June 2012.

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.

Jackson’s third solo show at Catto runs from March 23-April 17. The artist is wellknown for a number of public sculptures, including the Queen Mother on The Mall and England 1966 World Cup-winner Bobby Moore at Wembley Stadium.

The 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.