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These bathing beauties brought Knightsbridge traffic to a standstill

From a distance, it might seem this trio of frolicking females was making the most of a short spell of summer sunshine in central London. However, ‘they’ were actually part of a temporary sculpture installation by Brooklyn-born artist Alex Katz, who is currently holding an exhibition nearby...

The painted-aluminium figurines were seen making a splash the Tadao Ando-designed water feature outside The Connaught Hotel last week, adjacent to which is the Serpentine Gallery holding an exhibition of the artist’s work. ‘Alex Katz: Quick Light’ will run until 3 September.

Photos: Eamonn McCormack

For further information, visit the Serpentine Galleries website.