Statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin appears in New York City’s Central Park playground

A pink sculpture portraying Russian President Vladimir Putin fixed on a struggle tank has been put in in a playground in New York City’s famed Central Park. 

Children play through a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin driving a tank created through French artist James Colomina in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 2, 2022.

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French artist James Colomina, who is understood for putting his pink statues in unconventional spaces with out prior announcement, created the piece, in line with Reuters.

“This sculpture aims at denouncing the absurdity of war and at highlighting children’s courage when faced with violent, catastrophic situations triggered by others,” the road artist wrote in an Instagram submit concerning the statue. Colomina gave the look to be referencing Russia’s struggle with Ukraine — and the Russian president’s position in it.

Statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin riding a tank by French artist James Colomina in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City
A kid issues a water pistol at a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin driving a tank through French artist James Colomina in a playground in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 2, 2022.

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Statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin riding a tank by French artist James Colomina in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City
A kid pours sand on a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin driving a tank created through French artist James Colomina in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 2, 2022.

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Images equipped through Reuters show kids enjoying with the sculpture — pouring sand on and aiming what gave the look to be small water weapons on the sculpture’s head.

Statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin riding a tank by French artist James Colomina in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City
Children put sand on a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin driving a tank created through French artist James Colomina in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 2, 2022.

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Colomina’s Instagram showcases two different equivalent pink Putin statues positioned in parks around the world. In July, one used to be arrange in Barcelona’s Parc de Joan Miró. A month earlier than, one seemed in Paris’ Jardin du Luxembourg.

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