Slinkachu minature art installations in Dubai

Time Out celebrates the Slinkachu minature art installations in Dubai, now immortalised in print at City Walk. They were part of Dubai Walls street art

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Pikachu is talk of the town right now, what with every corner of the planet seemingly infected by people who have 'gotta catch them all'.

But have you heard of Slinkachu? He might not be able to make Apple a profit of $3bn (yes, that is what Pokemon Go has done!), but we still think he's plenty cooler than a kids TV show-turned-game that should really have gone out fashion way before the Burj Khalifa was built.

Anyway, back to Slinkachu, and why the British-born artist is relevant to Dubai. Earlier this summer, and as part of the Dubai Walls installations at City Walk, the model-maker bought his statement-making pieces to the streets of the emirate.

Having captured imaginations all over the world for more than a decade, his miniature people popped up at the retail and entertainment destination in Al Wasl in a range of funny situations.

From the Ferrari seemingly covered in bird droppings, to the sinking yacht, there was something beautiful about the comic commentary on live in Dubai.

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His original installations aren't visible now, but art prints of the eye-catching works have been erected around City Walk, taking their rightful place alongside the rest of the brilliant Dubai Walls project.

So while the world is out there with their heads buried in their phones, why not tilt your gaze forward and catch Slinkachu while you can.

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