A new float will dazzle spectators tomorrow morning at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The float will take the form of a 53-foot silver rabbit. It will appear in the “Blue Sky Gallery” which features other balloons fashioned from art. Below is a model of the new float.
The float is based on a 1986 stainless steel sculpture called “Rabbit” by acclaimed artist Jeff Koons. The original sculpture was a commentary on holiday consumerism- in particular, Easter. Koons played with perceptions of value by transforming a flimsy, cheap looking balloon bunny into a solid work of art admired by many in art museums. According the artist, the piece is about reflection. “It reflects the needs of culture and society and can represent so many different things to the viewer.”
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