AR version of the London Mastaba. Courtesy of Acute Art

If you missed it the first time around, you can now enjoy a virtual version of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s London Mastaba.

Acute Art has recreated the installation’s 7,506 stacked barrels in augmented reality, which means visitors to Hyde Park just need a smartphone to experience a digital replica of the piece.

Christo pictured at the <em>London Mastaba,</em> 2018. Photography: Tim Whitby / Getty
Christo pictured at the London Mastaba, 2018. Photography: Tim Whitby / Getty

Originally unveiled in 2018, the 20-metre-high artwork was the duo’s first major work in the UK, and floated on the Serpentine for three months.

The virtual version of the mastaba is best appreciated from the north bank of the lake where it can be seen in its original location. But the app will also let users experiment with placing the artwork in other locations, wherever they are in the world.

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