A red sculpture depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin mounted on a battle tank has been placed in a playground in New York’s famed Central Park.
French artist James Colominawho is known for placing his red statues in unconventional areas without prior notice, created the piece, according to Reuters.
“This sculpture aims to denounce the absurdity of war and highlight the courage of children when facing violent, destructive situations caused by others,” the street artist wrote in a Instagram post about the statue. Colomina appeared to be mentioned — and the Russian president’s role in it.
Images provided by Reuters show children playing with the sculpture — throwing sand on it and aiming what appeared to be small water cannons at the sculpture’s head.
Kolomina’s Instagram features two other identical red statues of Putin placed in parks around the world. In July, one was created Parc de Joan Miró in Barcelona. A month ago, one appeared Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris.