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Trump Baby Blimp by artist Matt Bonner.
The over-sized balloon, which flew above Parliament Square in London this morning to protest Donald Trump's visit to the UK, sees the US President reimagined as a baby, with small hands clutching a mobile phone.
The blimp, which its creators funded through a crowdfunding campaign, was approved for flight by London Mayor Sadiq Khan after a petition was signed by over 10,000 people. Its flight kicked off a day of nation-wide protests against Trump's visit to the UK. #mattbonner#Trumpbabyblimp#trumpengland#trumpmockery#trumpbrexit#trumpforeignpolicy
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Christo’s latest work, The Mastaba, opened today in London’s Hyde Park. Built from 7,506 multicolored barrels stacked into a trapezoidal pyramid that stands 65 feet tall, 90 feet wide, and 130 feet long, all floating on Serpentine Lake behind Kensington Palace, the temporary sculpture will be on view to the public through September 23. Simultaneously, a major exhibition at the @serpentineuk Gallery, “Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba 1958–2018,” presents the history of oil barrels in the works of the 82-year-old artist and his late wife, whose first artistic collaboration was in 1961. “These projects are so complex,” Christo told AD in May. “The first part is the software. We have to do many large-scale, life-sized tests with real dimensions to learn if a project will work. It’s not just a sketch and then we do it. It’s a huge buildup. We failed to get permission for 47 projects over the years, and it took 25 years to realize some.” Learn more about the process of his larger-than-life public works and what’s still on the horizon through the link in our profile. Photo by @wolfgangvolz; text by @natashawolff