Damien Hirst's sculpture Temple lands in the City of London

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The sculpture was craned into place this morning (Source: Helen Cahill)

Damien Hirst's 2008 sculpture Temple has entered the City of London today as part of the newest batch of artworks being unveiled in the Square Mile.

This weekend, the City of London Corporation is installing artworks for the seventh edition of its 'Sculpture in the City' project, which officially launches on 27 June.

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The project aims to inspire City workers as they navigate the stresses of life in the capital, and give artists the opportunity to showcase their work in a public, urban environment. The City of London also uses the outdoor exhibition as an opportunity to invite local schools into the Square Mile for workshops and tours.

In total, there will be 16 artworks across 18 locations in the Square Mile this year. Other artists taking part in the programme include Paul McCarthy and Ryan Gander.

As part of the London Festival of Architecture, tours of the works will be held on 29 June and 30 June. For a map of the art involved, visit the City of London's website.

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