Pumpkins and Dinosaurs in Regent’s Park

Back in London for the Frieze Art Fair.  Not deliberately: I just found it blocking my way across Regent’s Park.

Frieze sign

This year, instead of complaining about the disruption, I headed for the Sculpture Garden.


This is “Storm” by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa.  I love the mixture of scripts in the sculpture.  Here is a closer view of some of the Chinese characters.

It was hard to resist the “Baby Dinosaur (Apatosaurus)” by Matt Johnson.


The dinosaur fits well into the autumnal garden, as does Yayoi Kusama’s pumpkin.

pumpkin 2

I’m not the only blogger impressed with Kusama.  Click here for a link to the pumpkinfest at Fran Pickering’s blog “Sequins and Cherry Blossoms”.


The Frieze Art Fair has now finished, so I assume that the art elves will remove these sculptures from the park overnight – but I hope I’m wrong.  I would love them to stay.


11 Comments Add yours

    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      Thank you. When you leave your camera at home, and only have an iphone, make sure to take pictures of great works of art!


      1. Either way, you’ve captured the autumn light beautifully 🙂


  1. Wendy Kate says:

    The pumpkin looks like it is made from a recycled dalek… .-) great pictures

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      You’re absolutely right! Take one evil Dalek, soften and rehabilitate it, and voila, a pumpkin.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Fran says:

    Great photos – I must visit the pumpkin soon! And thanks for the link to my blog. 🙂


  3. Andrew says:

    It is a shame these are so transient. Do they have a permanent home when they are not touring?


    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      No, they don’t have a permanent home together. They all came from different galleries.

      The curator is Clare Lilley from the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and she has done a great job of choosing and siting the pieces within the park.

      There’s an interview here with Clare Lilley.

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  4. Love the funky space-age pumpkin!


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