Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ancient Egypt meets modern art in London

Channel 4

A piece of ancient Egypt is being constructed in London's Hyde Park.

The 15-metre multi-coloured pyramid has been created by Miami-based Brazilian artist Romero Britto in celebration of an upcoming exhibition.

Tutankhamun and The Golden Age of the Pharaohs will be held at the O2 arena in Greenwich, featuring King Tut and his treasures.

Britto is no stranger to bringing his work to the capital as he has already installed his Dance of Hearts mural at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and has showcased his art across the world.

Speaking of his latest work Britto said: "The pyramid is a very old structure and design but it is still so modern and when you go back in time it was built 4,000 years ago but it's still so today, the shape and the form."

A half-size replica will be placed outside the O2 and another dozen pyramids are due to be installed across London.

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