The London Mastaba

Christo has created a temporary sculpture in Hyde Park, London, titled The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18. It will float on the Serpentine Lake from June 18 to September 23, 2018. This is Christo's first major public, outdoor work in the UK. The temporary sculpture coincides with an exhibition at the Serpentine Galleries of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's work (June 19 to September 9, 2018), which includes 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 photographs by Wolfgang Volz, images of preparatory drawings and collages by Christo, maps and HD video footage for non-commercial editorial press usage in conjunction with The London 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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The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake)

Christo The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake) Drawing 2018 in two parts 12 x 30 1/2" and 26 1/4 x 30 1/2" (30.5 x 77.5 cm and 66.7 x 77.5 cm) Pencil, charcoal, enamel paint, hand-drawn technical data, map 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 2018 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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On top of the floating platform, workers install the steel frame of the London Mastaba

On top of the floating platform, workers install the steel frame of the London Mastaba April 2018 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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Workers screw together the sculpture's steel frame

Workers screw together the sculpture's steel frame April 2018 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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Workers building the inner frame of the London Mastaba

Workers building the inner frame of the London Mastaba May 2018 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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Workers installing barrels on the vertical side of the London Mastaba

Workers installing barrels on the vertical side of the London Mastaba May 2018 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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Barrels being installed on the slanted wall of the London Mastaba

Barrels being installed on the slanted wall of the London Mastaba May 2018 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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Workers placing barrels on the roof of the London Mastaba

Workers placing barrels on the roof of the London Mastaba June 2018 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18

Christo and Jeanne-Claude The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2018 Christo

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The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18

Christo and Jeanne-Claude The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2018 Christo

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The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18

Christo and Jeanne-Claude The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2018 Christo

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The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18

Christo and Jeanne-Claude The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2018 Christo

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The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18

Christo and Jeanne-Claude The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2018 Christo

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The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18

Christo and Jeanne-Claude The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2018 Christo

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The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18

Christo and Jeanne-Claude The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2018 Christo

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The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18

Christo and Jeanne-Claude The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2018 Christo

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The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18

Christo and Jeanne-Claude The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2018 Christo

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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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Videos

Installation of The London Mastaba

Featuring 7,506 horizontally stacked barrels floating on the Serpentine Lake, The London Mastaba will be in place June 18 to September 23, 2018.

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Installation of The London Mastaba

Featuring 7,506 horizontally stacked barrels floating on the Serpentine Lake, The London Mastaba will be in place June 18 to September 23, 2018.

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Positioning of The London Mastaba

Featuring 7,506 horizontally stacked barrels floating on the Serpentine Lake, The London Mastaba will be in place June 18 to September 23, 2018.

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The London Mastaba

Featuring 7,506 horizontally stacked barrels floating on the Serpentine Lake, The London Mastaba will be in place June 18 to September 23, 2018.

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