New LOVE ME art sculpture revealed in Downtown Dubai

The 7,000kg artwork at the Dubai Mall is on display now and is free to visit

New LOVE ME art sculpture revealed in Downtown Dubai

LOVE ME. No, that’s not a demand – it’s a sculpture that’s been unveiled in Downtown Dubai.

The 7,000kg work of art is the craft of master sculptor Richard Hudson, who has created pieces for the personal collections of Sir Elton John, Claudia Schiffer, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, among others.

It’s being described as a symbol of love and peace (and the backdrop to a fair few Instagram snaps we’d imagine).

Visitors to The Dubai Mall might recognise the three-dimensional, mirrored steel heart that first appeared in The Dubai Fountain area last February as an ode to Valentine’s Day.

Now it’s been recreated, but this time it’s even bigger, with depth of 3.8 metres, and a height and width of 5m each (that’s three and a half times the height of Danny DeVito).

The sculpture has been carefully positioned to reflect the Burj Khalifa on its mirrored surface, which means we’re in for a right treat come LED show time – of which two new shows have been recently released to celebrate Ramadan.

LOVE ME is the latest piece to be added to Emaar’s growing community art portfolio, and it’s so big that it had to be transported in pieces to its new home and assembled onsite.

Described by Hudson as “all-encompassing in its symbolism of love and peace – and an icon image that crosses all boundaries”, LOVE ME is indented to resonate with people from all walks of life.

Hudson’s works have been exhibited around the world including shows across Europe, the Americas and Asia and we couldn’t be happier to have his work displayed in Dubai once again.

There’s only one thing we’ve got left to say about this love heart, and that’s BE MINE.
Free. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.thedubaimall.com.

More from Art

Have fun, learn and explore inside the iconic museum

These amazing art events are coming to Abu Dhabi over the next year
Art

NYUAD announces exciting arts season schedule in the capital

Year of Tolerance exhibition reveals UAE's past
Art

See the collection in Abu Dhabi until Thursday August 15

Made in Tashkeel
Art

The summer exhibition is back for its tenth year

New gallery Art London Dubai launches
Art

Artist Darren Baker on painting the Queen

Spruce up your wardrobe with a clothes upcycling workshop
Art

Take your old and damaged clothes to patch up as good as new

Newsletters

Follow us