Megan Piper has secured nine works for the trail, entitled "The Line", which will link the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with the O2 arena. The sculptures will be loaned by artists and collectors for two years, although Piper hopes to create a permanent outdoor exhibition with new works added every year. The Line is not intended as a commercial platform. 
Selected from 70 submissions by a panel that includes the Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger and the collector Anita Zabludowicz, other artists announced today include Eduardo Paolozzi, Sterling Ruby, Abigail Fallis, Tom Price, Thomson & Craighead and Piotr Uklanski.



Damien Hirst, Sensation, 2003

The organisers raised £140,000 in less than eight weeks through crowdfunding, with donations coming from the Garfield Weston Foundation, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Charitable Foundation and R. Todd Ruppert of Ruppert International to name a few.
The film director Danny Boyle, who was the artistic director of the Olympic 2012 opening ceremony and is one of several stars to back the project, says: "The Olympics and the Paralympics were such a huge success. People wanted to feel a sense of belonging to the city. You've got to follow that up. The Line will be for everyone to enjoy. They'll be able to say that this is something that came out of that wonderful festival we had. And it can live on."