Gerald Laing: Relief Portrait of Michael von Clemm
1998 | bronze | Cabot Square (exterior) | Art Map reference: 15
A bronze relief portrait by Gerald Laing set on a Portland stone plinth commemorates Michael von Clemm (1935-1997), ‘investment banker and pioneer of the Euromarkets whose vision helped to create this financial centre’.
Laing first came to fame as one of the significant British Pop artists in the 1960s, known for paintings that commented on the contemporary scene. He later focused on sculpture, first abstract and then figurative subjects, and undertook a number of high-profile public commissions.