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Monday, 29 February 2016

Art in the City


In front of the Gherkin is a sculpture of bicycle wheels. simply titled "Stainless Steel" by artist Ai Weiwei.  A comment on how the thousands of bicycles was seen on the streets of Beijing are steadily being replaced by cars.  

I couldn't help but think about the towering glass and steel buildings that surround the work and the number of cyclists who have been killed in the city go London.

8 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, that is amazing! I would love to see it in person.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

If it was in Cambridge some students would have climbed it during the night and padlocked a real bike or two to the top.

RedPat said...

He set up the same display here in front of our city hall a couple of years ago. It is very impressive.

William Kendall said...

Mesmerizing patterns!

Angie said...

Stunning!

Babzy B said...

Impressive sculpture and excellent framing :)

Babzy B said...

Impressive sculpture and excellent framing :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Goodness - that is truly amazing

All the best Jan

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