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Watch: 'Long Island Buddha' in Hong Kong [Time-Lapse]

March 20, 2012
by Dan Washburn
Zhang Huan's "Long Island Buddha" on display at Asia Society Hong Kong Center through May 20. (Asia Society Hong Kong Center)

How many people does it take to move a giant Buddha head? Find out in this video shot at Asia Society Hong Kong Center earlier this year.

The Buddha head in question is "Long Island Buddha," a 2011 sculpture made of copper and steel by Chinese artist Zhang Huan, who splits time between Shanghai and New York. The head measures 68 x 89 x 70 inches. If you are in Hong Kong, you can catch Zhang's sculpture — which is part of Asia Society's Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art exhibition — until May 20.

Readers of Asia Blog may remember Zhang as the artist behind the giant Confucius and robotic Confucius works we have featured in the past.

This video was a BBluesky Production
Director: Leslie Ng
Cinematographer: Fung Kai Shing
Music: Tommy Wai

This post originally appeared on Asia Blog.

March 20, 2012
by Dan Washburn