Love endures – a popular heart sculpture has returned to Dubai.
The work of artist Richard Hudson first appeared in Downtown in February 2018 (Valentine’s Day, obvs).
Now the five-metre mirrored steel ‘Love Me’ is in a prime position in front of the Burj Khalifa, where it’s reflecting the skyscraper’s daily LED show.
A plumped up version of the original piece weighs more than 7,000 kilogrammes and is so hefty it had to be assembled on site. Now that’s big love!
Here’s what the smaller version looked like:
The 65-year-old British creative says the piece is: “all-encompassing in its symbolism of love and peace – and an icon image that crosses all boundaries.”
Well, if it’s good enough for A-listers Sir Elton John, Claudia Schiffer, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who Hudson has curated private collections for, it’s good enough for Dubai.
Downtown Dubai is already something of an art park, with sculptures ‘Together’, standing 4.25 metres high near the entrance of Burj Khalifa; on the Sheikh Mohammed Boulevard, tall tower ‘Chorus’ by Korean sculptor Jaehyo Lee and the Insta-friendly ‘Wings of Mexico,’ which gives flight to the Burj Khalifa.
If you’re passing by The Dubai Mall on Monday, a whole host of free activities are taking place during Holy Month. Calligraphy, games, storytelling and costumes will all add some seasonal sparkle to the world’s biggest shopping centre.