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New Rabbit Float to Appear in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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.”

Full article can be read here: http://www.courant.com/entertainment/tv/hc-parade.artnov21,0,738473.story

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3 thoughts on “New Rabbit Float to Appear in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

  1. courtney

    I like the artist’s interpretation. Clearly, I must be a Phillistine because all I saw was a silver balloon, not the needs and wants of humanity ๐Ÿ˜›

    I love the blog, btw! Mind if I add you to my blogroll? Cosette is growing on me ๐Ÿ™‚ Would you ever make a LOLRabbit of her? ๐Ÿ™‚ I CAN HAS CARROT?

  2. myhouserabbit

    Come on… you didn’t question your holiday consumerism when you saw it? Actually I think it’s funny that it started out as a metallic sculpture based on a balloon. And then they changed the sculpture back into a balloon for a holiday parade. What they need to do now is make a giant sculpture based on the thanksgiving float.

    And yeah, Cos would be a great LOLRabbit!

    I added you to my blogroll, btw.

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