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Police Break in to Rescue Art Installation

An employee of Laz Emporium in London's Soho area came downstairs from making a cup of tea to discover the doors off the hinges and two "confused" police officers.

Art installation of a woman slumped over a desk
Credit: Laz Emporium

In a throwback to Oscar Wilde's famous quotation - 'Life imitates art far more than art imitates life' - police broke down the doors of a London art gallery to save a woman slumped unconscious over a table - only to discover she was made of packing tape and foam filler.

The good news for all concerned is that the lifeless woman they had been trying to save was in fact an art installation entitled 'Kristina' which is on display at the London gallery.

London's Metropolitan Police were responding to a call about a "person in distress" at the gallery. "Officers forced entry to the address, where they uncovered that the person was in fact a mannequin," a police spokesperson told Artnet News.

The installation features a woman wearing trainers and a yellow hoody slumped face forward in a bowl of soup, her long blonde hair concealing her face.



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