It's art: Paris stampeded by colourful cows

25th April 2006, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, April 24, 2006 (AFP) - To the long list of sights tourists can see in Paris will be added 110 surprising ones from this week, on a temporary basis: cows in all manner of poses and colours, bringing a Pop Art stampede to the City of Light.

PARIS, April 24, 2006 (AFP) - To the long list of sights tourists can see in Paris will be added 110 surprising ones from this week, on a temporary basis: cows in all manner of poses and colours, bringing a Pop Art stampede to the City of Light.

*sidebar1*The herd of fibreglass bovines will be spread through the centre of the capital from Thursday, including along some famous landmarks, such as the Champs-Elysées, the Garnier Opera and in the chic Saint-Germain district.

Among them is a sculpture of a cow with a helmet cycling along with a milk-cart, a blue cow lying down with a baby angel nestled on its back, and a cow draped in Christian Lacroix chintz at the underground entry to the Louvre.

Different artists have been charged with dressing each cow-sculpture in the name of charity: funds raised from a June 30 auction of the hollow animals will go to the UN's World Food Programme and the Africa Alive organisation.

Authorities have taken care to protect the cows from vandals, anchoring each to a 150-kilo base and varnishing them with an anti-graffiti veneer.

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Subject: French news

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