Beautiful Barrels

Towering above the Hyde Park foliage, this massive multi-coloured monument is The London Mastaba, a temporary sculpture consisting of over 7500 barrels floating upon the Serpentine by artist Christo. From wrapping entire buildings (Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971–95) to erecting a 24 mile long curtain (Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972–76) Christo’s (and his late wife Jeanne-Claude’s) work is varied, impressive and polarising. If you’re in London go see for yourself.

Mastaba amongst foliage — Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Mastaba close up — Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Mastaba on the Serpentine — Christo and Jeanne-Claude