January 7, 2008

All cute things come to an end

Filed under: Art by Orangemaster @ 11:02 am

What was once a big blow-up bath duck floating around near Station RAI in Amsterdam is no more. The duckie, made by Rotterdam artist Florentijn Hofman, was supposed to stay until the end of March to liven up the ‘Zuidas’ (South axis) of Amsterdam, a part of town with skyscrapers and businesspeople. Hofman had not told the general public about the duck, but it was photographed by Louis Hofman (no relation). We know it’s Hofman’s because he had a HUGE one last summer in St-Nazaire, France.

To quote the artist, “the bath duck is soft, friendly and for young and old.” Was.

(Links and photo: AT5, nieuwsuitamsterdam)

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