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04/09/2020

Appeal: Million-crystal Queen sculpture cannot remain for jubilee

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One Million Queen / Ventique Gallery

An 18-foot sculpture of the queen formed of 999,999 crystals embedded in glass that was installed near Hyde Park in 2018 will not be kept in place for 2022's Platinum Jubilee, after an inspector deemed it ‘alien’ and harmful to nearby heritage assets.

LOCATIONHyde ParkAUTHORITYCity of Westminster CouncilINSPECTORC OsgathorpPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/X5990/W/19/3241199The appeal concerned One Million Queen, a sculpture created by the Italian artist Matt Marga. The sculpture comprises 999,999 partially gold-coated crystals and 53 real diamonds embedded in a sheet of glass, arranged to form a profile of Queen........
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