Czech Artist Creates the “London Boosted”, the Bus-Athlete Doing Push-Ups image

An artist had the ingenious idea to transform a London bus into an athlete doing push-ups, a unique way to celebrate the Olympic Games.

David Cerny is the Czech artist that had this awesome idea and created a red mechanical artwork to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics, which begins on Friday. He bought the 6-tone bus from Holland and then attached two massive electrical arms which lift the vehicle up and down. Cerny, who in the past enraged European politicians with his art, placed the bus outside the Czech Olympic House in Islington, London.

He bought the 1957 bus from its owner in Netherlands, attached the arms, an electrical engine, suspension tools and a lot of wiring and dubbed the work “London Boosted”. During each push-up sounds resembling a tough physical effort are heard and video projections appear on the bus’ windows.

‘There is one common exercise for every sportsman in the world, and that is push-ups,’ explained Cerny. ‘It is training for sport activities but at the same time it is also punishment in armies and prisons. So the push-ups are a very universal physical activity…It is in a way very ironic.’

Cerny hopes that his creation will work for the full three weeks and that it will bring its fellow compatriots to medal glory this summer.