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Photos: See Nick Cave's Giant Inflatable Sculpture Parade From South End To Upham's Corner

This summer, acclaimed contemporary artist Nick Cave created a multifaceted joy-themed project called "Augment" for Boston.

Commissioned by public art organization Now + There, "Augment" consists of a community-driven vinyl building wrap on the side of a building in Upham's Corner, a collection of massive inflatable sculptures and a parade. The parade took place this past Saturday, Sept. 14, bringing the colorful sculptures from the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End to their new home in Upham's Corner.

Photographer OJ Slaughter went to check the parade out. Here's what they saw:

Now + There director Kate Gilbert (left) and artist Nick Cave (center) lead the parade through the South End. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
Now + There director Kate Gilbert (left) and artist Nick Cave (center) lead the parade through the South End. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
JP Honk, a band that describes its sound as an "exuberant street style," prepares to join the parade. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
JP Honk, a band that describes its sound as an "exuberant street style," prepares to join the parade. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
Nick Cave, sculptor, dancer and performance artist, at the start of the Joy Parade. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
Nick Cave, sculptor, dancer and performance artist, at the start of the Joy Parade. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
The parade makes its way through the South End. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
The parade makes its way through the South End. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
Sivan Spector, dressed as the “anti-productivity clown,” blows bubbles while on roller skates, as another artist dances in the background. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
Sivan Spector, dressed as the “anti-productivity clown,” blows bubbles while on roller skates, as another artist dances in the background. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
Boston Arts Academy students participate in the Joy Parade as a butterfly migration. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
Boston Arts Academy students participate in the Joy Parade as a butterfly migration. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
As the parade traveled through the city, the sounds of drums and horns call curious residents out of their homes. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
As the parade traveled through the city, the sounds of drums and horns call curious residents out of their homes. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
Nick Cave, left, shares a moment with Boston Center of the Art’s artist-in-residence Shaka Dendy as they pass through Dendy's childhood neighborhood. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
Nick Cave, left, shares a moment with Boston Center of the Art’s artist-in-residence Shaka Dendy as they pass through Dendy's childhood neighborhood. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
As the parade enters Dudley Square, new performers join in the procession. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
As the parade enters Dudley Square, new performers join in the procession. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
Nick Cave hands out roses to people passing by. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
Nick Cave hands out roses to people passing by. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
The parade grows in size as it reached Upham's Corner. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
The parade grows in size as it reached Upham's Corner. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR)
The parade makes its way under the Upham's Corner Commuter Rail overpass. (Courtesy Chris Rogers)
The parade makes its way under the Upham's Corner Commuter Rail overpass. (Courtesy Chris Rogers)

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