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A Lebanese Elephant Nailed by Claire from the Old Kent Road

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Monday, 22 August 2011

A Lebanese Elephant Nailed by Claire from the Old Kent Road

There was a bumper crop of entries for Friday's Weekend Elephant! Thank you to all of you who correctly located it in Notting Hill Gate, outside Newcombe House near Waterstones.

But one entrant was especially quick off the mark and is a clear winner. Within moments of me hitting the "Publish Post" button, barely before the pixels had coagulated into an image, sharp-eyed Claire of the Old Kent Road had emailed me her winning entry, congratulations to her!


Carnival Elephant dates from 2003 and was produced by Nadim Karam and his firm Atelier Hapsitus. The artist was born in Senegal and works from his company studio in Beirut. He describes his studio as  “a satellite grouping of young architects and designers around happenings and situations.”. Check out the link for details of their many worldwide projects.

The elephant here was commissioned by the Notting Hill Improvements Group and Land Securities.

On the roof of the nearby Waterstones are two more of his figures, these date from 1999.


The author of this blog is a qualified City of Westminster Tour Guide who runs unique walking tours throughout Westminster, see tabs for details.

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