Covent Garden's Huge Balloon-Filled Cloud
on 24 August 2015
French artist Charles Pétillon is synonymous with his use of white balloons, adding them to cars, golf courses and two-story houses for a humorous take on the mundane. Now, he’s installed his largest balloon-filled exhibition to date at London's historic Covent Garden, joining an impressive roster of past artists including Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Banksy. Titled “Heartbeat,” the public artwork features a massive 54-meter-long cloud that’s made from 100,000 of his signature white balloons, and will pulsate with light, mimicking a beating heart. It will be on display for one month beginning 27 August.