Sculpture of Vladimir Putin appears in a park playground in New York

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The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin appeared on a playground in Central Park in New York on Monday night (1st). Well, not exactly – a glowing red sculpture of Putin was erected on the site by French artist James Colomina.

Colomina took credit for the sculpture, which depicts Putin seated atop a miniature battle tank, in a post on Instagram .

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“This sculpture seeks to denounce the absurdity of war and highlight the courage of children in the face of violent and catastrophic situations unleashed by others,” wrote Colomina.

The art world responded to the Russian invasion of Ukraine canceling shows and cutting ties. He posted several photos of children playfully interacting with the sculpture.

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The Frenchman is known for his bright red street sculptures, often installed in public places without any notice. In April, he assembled another sculpture with an anti-war message: a child soldier carrying a rifle that turns pink, placed in France.

And last year he erected two sculptures in Berlin to represent the 32nd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, according to French gallery group Galeries Bartoux.

The installation of Colomina comes more than five months after the Russian invasion of Ukraine . THE Russia inflicted devastating attacks on the country “not seen since the Second World War”, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.

Source: CNN Brasil

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