Monday, 29 August 2011

Florentijn Hoffman - Bright, Happy & Extra Large!

A Happy Bank Holiday Monday.

 I had hoped the sun would stay out - no chance, although I guess we were at lucky it didn't rain. Here's some street art Extra Large to brighten  the day by Florentijn Hoffman, it's sure to bring a smile to anyone!! 

 Stor Gul Kanin

Örebro (SE) 2011
13 x 16 x 16 meters
Concrete, metal, wood and takspån.

The Big Yellow Rabbit is a temporary 13 meter high sculpture. It's a enlarged cuddle toy made out of swedish products thrown against the statue of Engelbrekt.

 Rubber Duck

Osaka 2009
10 x 11 x 13 meters
Inflatable, pontoon and generator

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!


Rotterdam 2004-2006
115 x 15 meters
Latex emulsion paint

This was once one of the most unseen blocks of houses in Rotterdam, and by applying a layer of only 2 micron of blue paint onto it, it became Rotterdam’s most photographed one.

Campagne for Orange
Rotterdam 2006
24 x 15 meters

A0 posters, cards and paint

 Lookout Rabbit

Nijmegen (NL) 2011
6 x 7 x 12 meters
Concrete, sand, grass, metal, wood, paint and cement coating.

The Lookout Rabbit is a temporary 12 meter high sculpture. It's a rabbit with a red dot which you can enter and have a look out over the river the Waal. The work is situated at the Valkhofpark at Nijmegen and will stay at least for 6 months.

Max Leens 2003

12 x 8 x 25 meters
Potatoe crates, pallets, wood, straw, rope, metal wire and shrinking foil

It took two months to build the huge Shepherd dog, with assistance of the local youth of this tiny village. “Max” is the watchdog which guards the farm as a cultural heritage.

Rabbit Candybottle

2005, 2006 and 2009
6 x 4 x 12 meters

This slightly plump rabbit was being exposed in the center of Rotterdam and other locations.

Fat Monkey (Macaco Gordo)

Sao Paulo 2010
5 x 4 x 15 meters
Inflatable and flip flops

The Fat Monkey is a site specific work which was created out of the question from the Pixelshow to make a sculpture during their conference in 2010. Made with the help of local students and made from the brazilian icon; the flip flop which obviously works as one of the 10.000 pixels. The fat monkey is a work in the series Obeastitas.

Michael Moore
Utrecht and Hengelo 2009
16 x 8 x 5 meters

Inflatable and scaffolding and crane

 Rotting Fruit and Wasps

Amsterdam 2009
7 x 7 x 6 meters
Wood, concrete and paint

A site specific work inspired by the location. The three dimensional Vanitas sculpture is emphasizing the dangers in the jungle of Amsterdam Zuid. At first sight Amsterdam Zuid looks like a quiet, shadowy part of Amsterdam. And still danger is lurking around the corner.As long as you're hidden behind the high fences in the cool air-conditioned bunker nothing can happen to you.

 3 Caniches

Sittard 2008
Each 6 x 6 x 3 meters

In the collection of the museum Het Domein at Sittard.

 Musk Rat

Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel 2004
32 x 8 x 12 meters
Wood, thatch and metal wire

The village of Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel is located at the very lowest point in Holland (6,86 meters below sea level). It is amazing how water is being controlled here by waterworks and dykes. The musk rat (ondatra zibethicus) supposedly is the biggest threat to dykes because of its digging into them and therefor the ‘most wanted’ animal in The Netherlands. This resulted in a temporary sculpture come mascot of a giant alter ego of the musk rat, which shows the size of the problem the animal is said to cause. 

 Signpost 5

The Island Schiermonnikoog 2006
Three grand pianos each 8 x 6 x 5 meters
Wood and nails

Three grand pianos washed upon the shore. They refer to stranded cargo and ditto whales. To be salvaged or saved; in any case to be wondered and surprised about. To one person it’s of value beyond measure, the other looks upon it as being just derelict wood. Islanders come and gather, to admire, to salvage or to save and, thus, see their beach again in a whole new perspective.

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