The World’s Largest Rubber Duck Arrives in Hong Kong

The Worlds Largest Rubber Duck Arrives in Hong Kong sculpture Hong Kong ducks

The Worlds Largest Rubber Duck Arrives in Hong Kong sculpture Hong Kong ducks

The Worlds Largest Rubber Duck Arrives in Hong Kong sculpture Hong Kong ducks

This week conceptual artist Florentijin Hofman brought his gargantuan Rubber Duck artwork to Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. The huge inflatable duck measures nearly 46 feet tall and 55 feet long and is shown above being pulled by a tug boat only a fraction of its size. Hofman is well known for his grandiose and whimsical sculptures that seem born with the primary goal of inducing as many smiles possible. Via the artist’s website:

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!

According to SCMP Rubber Duck will be on display in the harbor through June 9th, 2013. (via laughing squid, my modern met)