I haven’t been able to find out anything about this brilliant sculpture, other than its name, on-line and I didn’t write anything down at the time because it was the morning after the night of a rather jolly wedding reception at the venue behind the sculpture, so I was a bit bleary eyed. Make of it what you will and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
A certain on-line encyclopaedia informs me that The Bull (or “The Guardian“) is a bronze by Laurence Broderick, which I didn’t know before today; I’ve always just thought of it as The Bull. I have only seen it once, on one of only a handful of visits to Birmingham, but I remember it attracting a lot of attention; especially from photographers. Is it iconic? Timeless? Does it receive as much attention now? I don’t know, but when ever anybody mentions Birmingham my first memory is of the day I visited The Bull.