January 27, 2012
Sunday in the Olympic Park with Neville
Neville Gabie, artist in residence at London's Olympic Park has paid tribute to the construction workers at the 2012 Games site by interpreting French post-impressionist Georges Seurat's Bathers at Asnieres in his own way.
Landscapers, engineers, designers and security staff inhabit the photograph recreating the 1884 painting.
From what little I know of Seurat, he was enamoured with France's industrial age. He makes an effort to include the factories and their bellowing smoke stacks in the background when he could just as easily glossed over them. I'm guessing Georges would be tickled with this "post-industrial" take on his "Bathers".
(ODA via Getty Image)