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World’s Largest Rubber Duck Comes to Hong Kong

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman goes big – so big, that it’s practically impossible to miss his artistic statements. His latest work is a 46 feet tall and 55 feet long inflatable rubber duck, which today arrived to Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour and will stay there till June 9. Boldly called the Rubber Duck, this floating sculpture is described by Florentijn as a “very positive artistic statement that immediately connects people to their childhood”.

The world’s largest Rubber Duck has already been drawing the attention of the locals while being inflated in the shipyard in Tsing Yi. Even though this is the first time this floating sculpture has visited Hong Kong, it has already been to cities like m Auckland, Osaka, Sao Paolo and Sydney. As said in the official statement, “the Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate people and doesn’t have a political connotation.The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!”

This duck is a very typical example of Florentijn’s style, as he says he is usually inspired by ordinary every-day objects, such as paper boats or mass-produced toy figures. Besides, he never settles for less than “humour, sensation and maximum impact”, and the Rubber Duck has got to be the best illustration of that!

Website: apple.florentijnhofman.nl (via: mymodernmet)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/sau102 Emily Nguyen via Facebook

    I dont :(

  • Anneke Manerda via Facebook

    I thought it was broken and deflated. This makes me so happy! :D

  • Megz Wood via Facebook

    RUBBERDUCKZILLA!!!!!!

  • Judith Melby via Facebook

    I do :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/haittu Hai Tu via Facebook

    Finally see it in Hong Kong. Missed it a month ago in Sydney.

  • http://www.facebook.com/raynahs Raynah Sowers via Facebook

    Ernie would poo his pants.

  • Anonymous

    Why?

  • Joke van Leeuwen via Facebook

    Many! In several colors!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gail.fisher.5454 Gail Fisher via Facebook

    Perfect for the next “Ghostbusters”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandra.kamiloska Sandra Kamiloska via Facebook

    Jane de la Josifovski

  • María Inés Lema Jaramillo via Facebook

    Guillermo Alberto Lema Jaramillo

  • http://www.facebook.com/darci.moon.9 Darci Moon via Facebook

    Have a pink one with sunglasses by my sink, but I want this one!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/AmeliePalma Amélie Palma Guldbirk via Facebook

    Line Marie Wibroe

  • http://www.facebook.com/jlbribeiro José Ribeiro via Facebook

    Lea :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/deb.waringlac Deb Waring LAc via Facebook

    Actually have a rubber Panda, floating on his back.

  • http://www.facebook.com/susanna.koenig.7 Susanna Koenig via Facebook

    no bath, but 3 ducks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/huynhbichphuong Huynh Phuong via Facebook

    Aiden Truong take a pic next to the duck!!!

  • Mary Davies via Facebook

    I have 3

  • Isabelle Izzy via Facebook

    Wendy Rochelle Abrahamson

  • http://www.facebook.com/jiansong.liu Jiansong Liu via Facebook

    I don’t

  • http://www.facebook.com/olive.mulligan Olive Collar Mulligan via Facebook

    I have 3 blue porcelain ducks in mine

  • Arina Schepetilnikova via Facebook

    I have about 10.

  • MLeiton

    Yes, why? That was my first question!

  • http://www.facebook.com/idee.kwak Idee Kwak via Facebook

    The little one in my bathroom has been given away and replaced a number of times.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mariana.gaussen Mariana Gaussen via Facebook

    Have 3!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/paulbjoachim Paul Joachim

    Why not! Is the answer!

  • Sharon Pavey via Facebook

    I have a little devil duck.

  • Frank van Schie

    It’s the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man all over again…

  • matt chung

    pretty sure the 3rd and last photos are Sydney

  • nejm

    IT IS NOT RUBBER!!!

  • Phainax

    Rubberduckzilla!