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Rehberger’s Dazzle Ship set to sail away

Dazzle Ship, Tobias Rehberger, 2014. Image credit – Chris Wainwright

It is one of the UK’s largest artworks and it’s been gracing the Thames for the past 16 months but you’ve only got until the end of the year to see Tobias Rehberger’s Dazzle Ship, HMS President (1918), which leaves its moorings by London’s Victoria Embankment on 31 December 2015. The dazzle style in which the ship is covered, takes its inspiration from the famous glaring colours and jagged lines of the ‘dazzle’ camouflage, designed to confuse enemy U-boat captains during the First World War (pre the invention of RADAR).

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