Is it art or is it just a big yellow duck?
Angelenos were introduced to the 10-foot-tall spectacle at City Hall Friday morning. Why was it there? The baby duck is wandering the city looking for his mom (no joke) who is the "world's largest rubber duck."
In other words, it's all a part of a promotional stunt for Tall Ships Festival LA August 20 to 24 at the Port of Los Angeles.
A dozen international and domestic grand Tall Ships will sail into the California coast that weekend. Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck (aka mom duck) will also be on display.
Since its creation in 2007, the 40-foot creation has traveled the world to places including Hong Kong, Sydney and Amsterdam.
(Photo: Tall Ships Festival LA)
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
And there's this (we're nominating it for the Rubber Duck's theme song):
Meanwhile, the baby ducky will be making more appearances leading up to Tall Ships Festival LA. CNS reports that it'll be at the entrance of the Los Angeles Zoo Friday night.
But if you're eager to see the real deal, tickets to this month's festival range from $4 to $150. (Or you can look at so many more rubber duck photos from Hofman here.)
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