Ian Rank-Broadley, “Heroic Torso”, Bronze, Size 1.5 m, Edition of 3
Ian Ramk-Broadley is a British sculptor, one of Britain’s foremost medallic artists. His effigy of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II appears on all UK and Commonwealth coinage since 1998. He has recently completed work on one of the most important war memorials since WWII, the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. .
The “Heroic Torso”, cast from bronze, was inspired by Classical fragments but given a contemporary twist. The lizard attempts to conceal the maleness of the figure, and yet becomes the focus. This edition of the sculpture is in a private collection.