Thursday, 26 May 2011

Picture of the Day: Fantastical Buddha

Three Heads Six Arms by Zhang Huan on display in Tsim Sha Tsui

To coincide with the Hong Kong International Art Fair that's on in the city right now, there's one piece making its giant presence known in Tsim Sha Tsui.

It's called Three Heads Six Arms by mainland conceptual and performance artist Zhang Huan at the Grand Piazza at the "1881 Heritage" shopping centre. The sculpture was inspired by fragments of Buddhist statues Zhang found in a market, and the copper statue weights 15 tonnes.

The work will be on display until June 30.

I saw it tonight and saw many amateur photographers taking pictures of it, while other onlookers wondered, What is that?

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