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Adam Nathaniel Furman’s new installation comes to Canary Wharf

A new permanent installation by LGBTQ+ artist Adam Nathaniel Furman has been unveiled this month at Canary Wharf to celebrate Pride in London.

Furman’s work joins the UK’s largest free to view public art collection hosted at Canary Wharf, with over 100 pieces to explore across the Estate.

The piece titled “Click your heels together three times” is a kaleidoscopic installation inspired by the Wizard of Oz, which wraps the underside of the Wharf’s famous Adam’s Plaza bridge and will greet visitors arriving from the Elizabeth Line.

The bold and bright work is the latest piece by LGBTQ+ artist Adam Nathaniel Furman, whose work is characterised by their use of colour and pattern in carving out queer spaces in the public realm. With their unique style, Adam has kaleidoscopically reimagined the underside of Adams Plaza Bridge which is seen by tens of thousands of people every day.

With influences from childhood experiences of Argentine and Japanese art and culture, Furman works primarily with place and spatial design. Their diverse style generates larger than life artworks that champion difference, creating space for people to feel confident, loud, proud and full of joy. The installation will form part of Canary Wharf Group’s public art collection, joining over 100 other works to form the UK’s largest free-to-visit, outdoor, public art collection.

Adam Nathaniel Furman’s piece Click Your Heels Together Three Times is now a permanent piece in Canary Wharf Group’s art collection and can be found at Adams Plaza, by Crossrail Place. Adam’s latest book Queer Spaces – An Atlas of LGBTQIA+ Places & Stories is available to purchase now.

📷 Main photo: Adam Nathaniel Furman and his installation at Canary Wharf

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