Stadiums and airports are not the only things that are being rushed in time for the Euro 2012 football championships that start June 8. Even street art in Kyiv is being hurried up for it.
Kostiantyn Skrytutskyi, a 30-year-old artist known for dozens of sculptures around the city center, is getting ready to unveil three new works. One of them will be a replica of a football goal marking the entry to the city on the way from Kyiv’s Boryspil International Airport. Two others will be a symbolic sculpture of a giant hand on Khreschatyk Street and a musical fountain in the Poznyaky neighborhood.
The goal will be painted golden as an allusion to the famous Golden Gate of Kyiv that used to mark the main entrance into the city around the 11th century. In Russian and Ukrainian there is also a pun involved because the gate and the goal are the same word, vorota.