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In pictures: Art in the Olympic Park

There’s not just sport to look at in the park, there’s art too.

RUN, a work by sculptor Monica Bonvicini
RUN, a work by sculptor Monica Bonvicini
Image: Ian Nicholson via Press Association Images

WITH ALL EYES on London, the Olympics is a perfect place to showcase some art.

Internationally renowned artists such as Monica Bonvicini, Richard Long and Keith Wilson have been commissioned to decorate the Olympic Park.

Here is a round-up of all the pretty things to look at:

This London double-decker doing push-ups by Czech artist David Černý’s was unveiled to coincide with the Olympic Games.

(Via YouTube/)

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    RUN, a work by sculptor Monica Bonvicini, which was unveiled at the London 2012 Art in the Park completion event, at the Stratford Olympic Park. (Ian Nicholson/PA Images)
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    The Orbit tower at the Orbit Olympic Circus.(Daniel Ochoa De Olza/AP Photo)
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    Keith Wilson's crayon-like structures in the Olympic Park as part of the Art on the Park programme. (Via
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    Each tree features a large ring, engineered from either phosphored bronze or stainless steel and weighing up to 500kg. The inside of the rings are engraved with hidden histories.(Via
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    Fantastic Factology - These nuggets of knowledge, from astrology to zoology, draw on the broad experience of the local community and global specialists in a variety of fields.(Via
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    Ifo Spectrum - Artwork by Carsten Nicolai is situated in the north of the Olympic Park. (Via
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    Fast, Faster, Fastest - Jason Bruges Studio has designed an interactive bridge leading to the Olympic Stadium which will be lit up during the Games. Afterwards it will be programmed so that the lights flash at the speed of the fastest 100m sprints, allowing visitors to race against the speed of their sporting heroes. (Via
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    Zig zag road art - Acclaimed land artist, Richard Long, has created a road river on a road where the Olympic cyclists will cycle in Box Hill. (Via You/Tube/nationaltrustcharity)

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