Mark Wallinger’s Ecce Homo finds new home outside London's St Paul’s Cathedral

By Louisa Buck
Mark Wallinger alongside his sculpture of Christ, titled Ecce Homo, outside St Paul’s Cathedral (Photo: Graham Lacdao / St Paul’s Cathedral. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth © Mark Wallinger)
LONDON---Mark Wallinger’s life-sized sculpture of Christ, Ecce Homo, was the first work to be shown on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth back in 1999. This universal image of human vulnerability—considered by many, including this correspondent, to be one of the finest pieces of public art in recent memory—has found a new home on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral (until 22 May). It was installed....just in time for Easter—by Wallinger in collaboration with Amnesty International and St Paul’s. The work depicts Christ brought before the people by Pontius Pilate for judgment, with his hands bound behind his back and wearing a crown of gilded barbed wire. [link]
The face of Christ in Mark Wallinger's Ecce Homo at St. Pauls. Courtesy of St. Paul's Cathedral