The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake)

Christo will create a temporary sculpture in Hyde Park, London, titled The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake). It will float on the Serpentine Lake from June 18 (weather permitting) to September 23, 2018. This will be Christo's first major public, outdoor work in the UK. The temporary sculpture will coincide with an exhibition at the Serpentine Galleries of Christo and Jeanne–Claude's work (June 19 to September 9, 2018), which will include sculptures, drawings, collages and photographs spanning more than 60 years. The sculpture and the exhibition both draw on Christo and Jeanne-Claude's history of using barrels to create works of art.

Below you will find downloadable, high-resolution images of preparatory drawings and collages by Christo for non-commercial editorial press usage in conjunction with The Mastaba. By using the images, you agree to be bound by our Terms of Use.

For images related to other projects by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, visit photographer Wolfgang Volz's agency.

If you have any further questions, please send an e-mail to one of the Press Contacts below:

Erica Bolton (Christo): +44 (0)20 7221 5000, [email protected]
Rose Dempsey (Serpentine Galleries): +44 (0)20 7298 1520, [email protected]
Nancy Groves (Serpentine Galleries): +44 (0)20 7298 1544, [email protected]
Jessica Chambers (The Royal Parks): +44 (0)300 061 2003, [email protected]
Nina Kapur (The Royal Parks): +44 (0)300 061 2030, [email protected]

Photographs / Images

The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake)

Christo The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake) Collage 2017 14 x 11" (35.5 x 28 cm) Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, color photograph by Wolfgang Volz and tape Photo: André Grossmann © 2017 Christo

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The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake)

Christo The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake) Collage 2017 17 x 22" (43.2 x 55.9 cm) Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, color photograph by Wolfgang Volz, map, technical data and tape Photo: André Grossmann © 2017 Christo

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The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake)

Christo The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake) Drawing 2017 in two parts 30 1/2 x 26" and 30 1/2 x 12" (77.5 x 66.7 cm and 77.5 x 30.5 cm) Pencil, charcoal, pastel, enamel paint, hand-drawn technical data, map on vellum and tape Photo: André Grossmann © 2017 Christo

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The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake)

Christo The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake) Drawing 2017 in two parts 15 x 96" and 42 x 96" (38 x 244 cm and 106.6 x 244 cm) Pencil, charcoal, wax crayon, enamel paint, hand-drawn map on vellum, technical data and tape Photo: André Grossmann © 2017 Christo

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The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake)

Christo The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake) Collage 2018 8 1/2 x 11" (21.5 x 28 cm) Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, color photograph by Wolfgang Volz, technical data, map, mylar and tape Photo: André Grossmann © 2018 Christo

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The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake)

Christo The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake) Drawing 2018 in two parts 15 x 96" and 42 x 96" (38 x 244 cm and 106.6 x 244 cm) Pencil, charcoal, wax crayon, enamel paint, hand-drawn map on vellum, technical data, mylar and tape Photo: André Grossmann © 2018 Christo

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Workers assemble the sculpture's floating platform, made of high-density polyethylene cubes

Workers assemble the sculpture's floating platform, made of high-density polyethylene cubes April 7, 2018 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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The workers screw together the cubes and pins to form the floating platform

The workers screw together the cubes and pins to form the floating platform April 7, 2018 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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Workers install the steel frame that will carry the inner scaffolding to which the barrels will be attached

Workers install the steel frame that will carry the inner scaffolding to which the barrels will be attached April 23, 2018 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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The steel frame has been prefabricated in single parts so it can be delivered by conventional trucks

The steel frame has been prefabricated in single parts so it can be delivered by conventional trucks April 23, 2018 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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Workers screw together two parts of the steel frame

Workers screw together two parts of the steel frame April 23, 2018 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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Bird's eye view of the sculpture's floating platform and steel frame (the surrounding working platform will be dismantled after construction)

Bird's eye view of the sculpture's floating platform and steel frame (the surrounding working platform will be dismantled after construction) April 23, 2018 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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Maps

The site of the London Mastaba, Hyde Park
The site of the London Mastaba, Hyde Park

The footprint of the sculpture will be 30 meters wide (at the 60° slanted walls) x 40 meters long, taking up approximately 1% of the total surface area of the lake

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