Advancing the Arts Around the World
Bloomberg Philanthropies believes in the unique power of art to transform how we experience the world around us — whether it’s in a museum, on the street, or in the workplace.
In the summer of 2018, with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Serpentine Galleries hosted the exhibition Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba 1958-2018, featuring sketches, collages, large-scale models, photographs and sculptures that spanned six decades. The exhibition accompanied artist Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s first temporary outdoor sculpture in the UK The London Mastaba, which transformed London’s Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake. The floating work consisted of 7,506 stacked barrels on a platform and weighed approximately 600 tons.
Public Art Enhancing Cities: The London Mastaba by Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Top photo: Christo’s temporary sculpture in Hyde Park, London, “The London Mastaba,” located in Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park during summer of 2018.