To highlight his new exhibition at the Hayward, Antony Gormley, the artist behind the Angel of the North and the hundreds of lifesize figures on Crosby beach (like those above) has positioned 31 lifesize, naked sculptures of himself on vantage points including atop a multitude of buildings all within 1.5 square kilometres of the SouthBank Centre.
Amongst other places, the figures can be seen on Waterloo Bridge, atop the London television centre, the IBM building, the Shell Centre, The National Theatre and Imperial College.
If, like me, you see the the figures without having read about them first, they are very surprising. The artist has said it was designed to "get under people's skin" and make them "feel slightly uncertain about what's going on in the world that you are living in". I just think they're wonderful.