Giant rubber duck invades Los Angeles!
Giant rubber duck invades Los Angeles! An inflated Rubber Duck by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman floats on the Kunming Lake at the Summer Palace in Beijing, China, and Los Angeles at left (Reuters)
Giant rubber duck invades Los Angeles!
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The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor, the world's biggest bath toy.

A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA. It was to remain in the harbor through Sunday.

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman first showed off his duck in 2007. Versions of it have been seen around the world. Hofman's creation was part of a tour named "Spreading joy around the world." The artist wanted those who see the giant duck recall their childhood memories.

The giant duck has more than 200 pieces. The staff for the duck can go inside through an opening in the back. An electric fan is inside so the duck can be inflated.

The giant duck has traveled the world, including the Netherlands, England, Australia, Brazil and China. The first American city it visited was Pittsburgh. Next was Norfolk, Va.

Hofman has built a new duck for most locations.

The artist's website says little about his intent but states that the duck knows no borders, does not discriminate and has no political allegiance. This means the duck does not favor one country over another.

But is a giant yellow duck art? And if it's art, what does it mean?

Source URL: https://www.tweentribune.com/article/junior/giant-rubber-duck-invades-los-angeles/

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COMMENTS (18)
  • Marah4
    9/08/2014 - 11:58 a.m.

    That duck is bigger then my house I wish it was my bed

  • jamess-Bla
    9/18/2014 - 03:43 p.m.

    this article is about The gib bath toy arrived in los angles.It has a big fan in it .You can go in it.It is 60 feet tall and Hofman built it .It has trailed aoaustralea brazil and many other places.Hofman got a duck made for him.
    the first country that it traviled to was alstralia and they were supriced.The duck knows the border .The duck does not have a favorite country

  • jamess-Bla
    9/18/2014 - 05:12 p.m.

    the big bath toy entered Los anglas .it has abig fan in the back it travailed to alstralea china.the duck does not have a favorite country.
    the person how made the duock his name is hofman .he got a new duck made for him.In the back of the duk there is a fan.
    The duck noes were the shore line is and that is the end of my story.,

  • TomI-Saw
    10/03/2014 - 02:09 p.m.

    so big and its a inflatable duck and why is it in los angleles?

  • brenna23
    10/13/2014 - 12:50 p.m.

    That is more then big that is huge and big mixed all as one. That duck needs TO BE IN THE WORLD RECORD on the first page . I mean that's a 60 foot tall duck . Florentijn Hofman amazing !

  • wade78647856
    10/13/2014 - 12:51 p.m.

    THIS IS AWSOME I WANT IT NOW ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha I love it so much ha's for days ha ha ha ha ha

  • EmilyF-Mau
    12/08/2014 - 11:24 a.m.

    wow that is so big how can a 60 foot rubber duck travel all over the world?

  • Prabhleen-Hor
    4/15/2015 - 02:11 p.m.

    WOW! I just wonder how long it took to make that giant duck! I can not beleve that people could go inside that rubber duck! I wish that I could go in it too. there is a electric fan inside that rubber duck that can be inflated! I wish I could see that rubber duck too.

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