Steve Ovett (b.1955)
Steve Ovett (b.1955)
Steve Ovett (b.1955)
Steve Ovett (b.1955)
Steve Ovett (b.1955)
Steve Ovett (b.1955)
Steve Ovett (b.1955)
Steve Ovett (b.1955)

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A life-sized statue depicting Brighton-born Olympic athlete Steve Ovett in the running position, which was cut off at the ankle and taken from its plinth in 2007. The sculpture was modelled in clay from original photographic and video references and cast in bronze using the lost wax method. A replacement statue was unveiled on Brighton seafront in 2012.

Steve Ovett (b.1955)






H 230 x W (?) x D (?) cm

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Acquisition method

commissioned by Brighton and Hove City Council

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Work status


Unveiling date

31st May 1987


at all times

Signature/marks description

back of bronze base: Webster

Inscription description

at the front of the bronze base: Steve Ovett


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Located at

Preston Park, Brighton


Located at the west perimeter of the park just outside the Rose Garden.