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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Chinese Sculpture



One of the more bizarre bits of 2012 legacy is this sculpture of chinese playing polo (they invented it, apparently) dropped into a bit of scrubland opposite London City Airport.

Donated by a Chinese artist, I can do no better than to quote the press release:

A magnificent sculpture has been gifted to the borough by renowned Chinese sculptress Huang Jian.
The China-UK Friendship Polo Match was unveiled at a special ceremony attended by Mayor Sir Robin Wales and councillors.

The Polo Match sculpture is based on two Chinese ancient polo fans and two British modern polo lovers who travel through time and gather in the Olympic Park for a polo game.

Sir Robin said: “The Royal Docks is a fitting setting for this magnificent sculpture, which we are delighted to welcome.”

Speaking through a translator, Huang said: “My sculpture has found a fitting home. The backdrop of the docks and London City Airport is amazing.
I am very happy.

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Anonymous carolyn clayton said ... (14:12) : 

Love this sculpture. Amazing..

 

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