Mandela Way T-34 Tank

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The Mandela Way T-34 Tank is located on a small piece of scrubland on the corner of Mandela Way and Pages Walk in Bermondsey, London. The tank is a decommissioned Soviet T-34-85 battle tank.

It is a former Czech army tank that was used in the filming of Richard III (1995). It was bought in 1995 by Russell Gray, who lives nearby, for £7,000 then installed in its current location.[1] The tank was the subject of a work by Cubitt Artists and Aleksandra Mir who painted it pink in 2002.[2] It has since been repainted (and also graffitied). The latest work was to transform the tank's livery into that of a Chicago Taxi Cab, and was undertaken by the Graffiti4hire team.

Similar graffitied tanks[edit]

There are also T-64 and T-72 tanks that have been graffitied in a hippie manner at the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Kiev.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mandela Way T-34 Tank, Sean Spurr, Bermondsey.org, Accessed 5 August 2012
  2. ^ Gibbs, Jonathan (2 November 2003). "Talk of the Town: Pink Tank". The Independent on Sunday. 

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Coordinates: 51°29.579′N 000°04.962′W / 51.492983°N 0.082700°W / 51.492983; -0.082700