A Czech artist has re-modeled a traditional London double-decker bus into a moving sculpture with huge arms that represents an athlete doing push-ups and which is named “London Boosted”.
Cerny bought the 1957 Routemaster bus in the Netherlands. He attached two huge arms, an electrical engine, and a lot of wiring and suspension tools to make it into a piece he calls “London Booster.”
The bus will reside outside the Czech Olympic headquarters in Islington, north London for the duration of the Games.
“There is one common exercise for every sportsman in the world, and that is push-ups,” the Daily Mail quoted Cerny, as saying.
“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,” he added.
Cerny has quite a controversial reputation after he unveiled his huge puzzle-like installation “Entropa” at an EU building in Brussels in 2009. In the project, Germany, for example, was shown as a web of roads shaped like a Swastika, while France was covered by an “On Strike” banner.
He is also notorious for having painted a wartime Soviet tank pink, serving as a monument to the 1945 liberation of Prague