Pepper Rock

Richard Rome1993

City of London Corporation

City of London Corporation

Richard Rome began his work on Pepper Rock in 1993 utilising, in part, elements from earlier dismantled sculptures. He recommenced work again in 1997 when the base unit was added, and the artwork was then rusted and varnished. The piece was shown at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park between 1998 and 2000. In 2016 it was dismantled, blast cleaned and galvanised, re-assembled and waxed. From April 2017 until November it was exhibited at Cabot square, Canary Wharf. "Pepper Rock’’ is emblematic, human play.

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  • Title: Pepper Rock
  • Creator: Richard Rome
  • Date Created: 1993
  • Physical Location: Corner of Bishopsgate & Wormwood Street EC2M 3XD
  • Physical Dimensions: 335 x 170 x 104 cm
  • Original Source: Sculpture in the City
  • Rights: "Courtesy the artist. Photo: © Nick Turpin "
  • Medium: Galvanised and waxed steel