Better known as Christo, Christo Vladimirov Javacheff has made a global name for himself as a unique installation artist. His iconic works include wrapping the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris in material.
His works are dramatic in scale and unforgettable. London was recently privileged to host his latest work, a 20 metre high multicoloured mountain of oil barrels moored in Hyde Park. Entitled Mastaba, the huge truncated pyramid, afloat on the tranquil waters of the Serpentine Lake, and comprising some 7,500 coloured barrels, dazzled, bemused and entertained thousands of visitors this summer.
Feast on these images of a transient work of art that knows no precedent in the UK, but leaves an indelible memory in all viewers alike.