John F. Kennedy Memorial, London

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The memorial in 2010

A memorial bust of John F. Kennedy stands on the Marylebone Road in London, England,[1] to the west of Great Portland Street underground station. A work of the sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, it was unveiled on 15 May 1965 by the subject's brother, Robert F. Kennedy. The bronze bust is set on a pedestal of polished black granite.[2]

An adjacent plaque reads:[3]

This bust of President Kennedy by the American sculptor Jacques Lipchitz was unveiled on the 15th May 1965 by his brother Senator Robert Kennedy. This memorial was subscribed for by over 50,000 readers of the Sunday Telegraph in amounts limited to £1.

The bust is a unique cast,[2] but another bust of Kennedy by Lipchitz was installed on 11 November 1965 in Military Park, Newark, New Jersey, United States.[4] The bust was removed temporarily in August 2017 for repair after being vandalised.[5] It has still not been returned (as of January 2019).


  1. ^ Jepson, Tim; Porges, Larry (4 November 2014). National Geographic London Book of Lists: The City's Best, Worst, Oldest, Greatest, and Quirkiest. National Geographic Society. p. 315. ISBN 978-1-4262-1385-4.
  2. ^ a b Ward-Jackson, Philip (2011), Public Sculpture of Historic Westminster: Volume 1, Public Sculpture of Britain, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, pp. 154–5
  3. ^ "John F Kennedy in Marylebone Road". London Remembers. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  4. ^ "John F. Kennedy bust – Military Park – Newark, NJ, USA". Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  5. ^ "John F Kennedy bust paid for by Sunday Telegraph readers removed after being vandalised". cetusnews. Retrieved 25 August 2017.[dead link]

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Coordinates: 51°31′26″N 0°08′41″W / 51.523890°N 0.144622°W / 51.523890; -0.144622