May 14, 2010

Florentijn Hofman’s huge cuddly toys

Filed under: Animals,Art by Branko Collin @ 11:59 am

Writes Hofman:

A solo show inspired by the toys and cuddly sculptures of children, where the change of scale completely changes their function and feeling.

Hofman also took his exhibition on the (rail)road, where it works better in my opinion. A gallery is a canvas, a neutral background in front of which anything automatically becomes art. The railway station of Delfzijl (Hofman’s former home town) doesn’t have that stigma, and his plush animals look as out of place there as he intended.

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(Photos: Trendbeheer / Florentijn Hofman.)

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September 29, 2009

Rubber duckies invade Osaka

Filed under: Art by Orangemaster @ 11:01 am

Rotterdam artist Florentijn Hofman basically explains that the rubber duck is friendly and makes people happy. We spotted his work in Amsterdam once back in January 2008 and this video shows us what the port of Osaka looks like with a whole bunch of rubber ducks.

(Link: trendbeheer, florentijnhofman)

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August 12, 2009

Public sculpture exhibition in Amsterdam

Filed under: Art by Branko Collin @ 6:25 pm

Artzuid is an exhibition of temporary and permanent sculptures in the posh Oud Zuid neighbourhood of Amsterdam. It will run from August 16 to October 26, but they already have a number of the sculptures up, blissfully lacking any explanation of who made what or what the viewer is looking at, for now.

The exhibition was put together by architect Roberto Meyer and Jiskefet actor Michiel Romeyn.

Update:: Of course, Trendbeheer has loads and loads more photos, which is not strange as one of their bloggers, Florentijn Hofman, also exhibits there.

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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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