For the first time in its history, Canary Wharf’s iconic ‘Two Men on a Bench’ sculpture was today differentiated as two individuals.
The large bronze work situated on Mackenzie Walk is renowned for having simplified surfaces, unknown identities and indistinguishable traits from one another.
But today, the two men who have sat side-by-side for many years greeted shocked commuters with recognisable faces and distinct characteristics; they were transformed in to the characters ex-criminal Jason Sternwood and detective Max Lewinsky from WELCOME TO THE PUNCH (out today on DVD and Blu-ray).
Having remained nameless since artist Giles Penny created the sculpture back in 1995 (as part of the Millennium exhibition), ‘Two Men on a Bench’ were given identifiable clothing and faces to represent the struggles and predicaments arch enemies Sternwood (Mark Strong) and Lewinsky (James McAvoy) encounter.
Produced by multi-award winning Director Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator) and directed/ written by BAFTA nominated Eran Creevy (Shifty), the film, beautifully shot amidst the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, is a fast-paced slick action film containing some of the best stunts of the year.
WELCOME TO THE PUNCH IS OUT NOW ON DVD AND BLU-RAY