The Quirky Art of Britain’s Cultural Olympiad

In order to showcase Britain's arts and heritage during the Olympic Games, the U.K. government has bestowed $150 million on the Cultural Olympiad and its accompanying London 2012 Festival, which runs from June 21 to September 9. The results of that investment include a towering Lady Godiva puppet and a taxidermy-style crocheted lion. Is Britain's Olympic art any good? You be the judge

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Fabian Mok
Fabian Mok

Mayor Boris Johnson has described the Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond structure as the “largest and most preposterous ever representation ever of a shisha pipe.” ..okay, was he criticizing, or was he praising it?


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