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A Playground by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

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Marvin Gaye Chetwynd’s playground is inspired by fantasies, a piece of local history, and robots. The playground is named after a 4000 year old sculpture found near by. “The Idol” is designed by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd in 2015 for the Abbey Leisure Centre, which is just outside of London. Chetwynd is a British artist who was nominated for the Turner …

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Carsten Höller

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Carsten Höller is building a new slide in London. 178 meters in 40 seconds will make it the highest slide in the world. More interestingly, you will be weaving through, around, and down a sculpture by Anish Kapoor. In 2012, Anish Kapoor designed the ArcelorMittal Orbit for the Olympic games. There are some wonderful drawings, studio …

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Jenny Saville

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At the Gagosian Gallery in London through the end of May, Jenny Saville is showing new artworks in a solo exhibition called Erota. In a recent article about this exhibition, Saville tells the Guardian that “It was having children that changed her work.” That’s not a statement you hear very often from an artist, especially not publicly. I would …

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Bascule Chambers

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The first ever public art event inside the bascule chambers of the Tower Bridge took place in September 2015 as part of the Totally Thames. To reach one of the twelve sold out performances, visitors and performers walked hundreds of steps beneath the bridge to the massive caverns where the counterweights swing when the bridge opens. The sounds from …

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