Aug 7, 2009
Since 1983, colourful giant animals have been spotted around the world. Some seem to emerge right out of the water, while others hang in the balance like some kind of animal laundry between close-knit buildings. Still others stand guard atop historic landmarks and downtown balconies while top predators revert to their basest instincts in a bid for survival.
These animals represent the art collective’s strong social and environmental ethic while bringing accessible contemporary art to the masses.
Two giant mechanical spiders, operated by French production company La Machine, walks along the waterfront in Yokohama, south of Tokyo April 19, 2009. The 37 tonne spider which stands at 12 metres tall is in Yokohama as part of the events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Port of Yokohama.
100-foot long rubber ducky. According to the artist, “The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relief mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!”
is called “I See What You Mean.” It’s a steel sculpture, encased in a fiberglass and cement composite, by artist Lawrence Argent.
SOS WORLD 49° Biennale di Venezia 2001
Anotherspider. Louise Bourgeois’s 30ft spider, made of bronze, stainless steel and marble, stands outside the Tate Modern. It is one of six built by the 95-year-old acclaimed artist.
A giant dog at the Kampa Art Museum. Thanks Malcom
Penguins marching, one by one. These yellow birds make for a spectacular scene on the water. Kampa Museum, Prague 2008
Big Rabbits exhibition: orange bunnies in Portofino 2008
Blue penguins march single file across a suspension bridge in Biella (2005)
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