Event TV: Sky Atlantic unveils Jude Law sculpture to promote new TV series

To promote the launch of Sky Atlantic's new series, 'The Young Pope', the channel has constructed a giant sculpture of actor Jude Law, who stars in the show, using a four-sided illusion technique.

Sky Atlantic: Jude Law stars in 'The Young Pope'
Sky Atlantic: Jude Law stars in 'The Young Pope'

Sky Atlantic commissioned famed sculptor Michael Murphy to build the 8ft by 6ft piece, titled Saint - Sinner - Pope – Man, in Olympia London. The installation features Jude Law who stars as Pius XIII in the TV show, which launches on 27 October.

Murphy, who is best known for his works 'Identity Crisis' and 'Electoral Divide', spent eight hours assembling
the piece, which is made from 100 hanging aluminium crucifixes and weighs 250lbs.

Murphy said: "I’ve been waiting years for the right opportunity to employ this four-sided illusion technique. When tasked by Sky with the portrayal of the dynamic character of Jude Law’s Lenny Belardo in The Young Pope, I knew this was the moment I had been waiting for."

Zai Bennett, director of Sky Atlantic, said: "What an incredible way to celebrate the launch of The Young Pope this week on Sky Atlantic. In this work, Michael Murphy has perfectly captured the different sides of Lenny Belardo, played exceptionally by Jude Law."

Earlier this year, Sky Atlantic teamed up with snow artist Simon Beck to create a temporary mural celebrating the new series of Game of Thrones.

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