Environmental artist Christo has finished a 20-meter high sculpture The London Mastaba, which is made up of 7,506 painted barrels that floats in the Serpentine Lake, created to represent his partner and late wife Jeanne-Claude‘s wishes to make art free to the public.
Secured by scaffolding and an anchor in the lake, the sculpture was raised using the money sold from his original art, with all the pieces for it made by himself, like all of his installations. The massive sculpture weighs 600 tons, ultimately covering one percent of the lake’s surface. The barrels are colored mauve, blue, and red for an impressionist-style effect, contrasting the city’s skyline. A distinct red shade crossed with stripes of white is used on the slanted walls on either side.
The London Mastaba is located inHyde Park for public viewing from June 19 until September 23 of this year. Check out the gallery above and in related news, the LEI House blends the modern with the traditional.