- Posted September 15, 2013 by
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Florentin Hoffman’s “Rubber Duck” installation in Baku
- nsaidi, CNN iReport producer
Twelve meter rubber duck, created by the Austrian designer, Floren Hoffman, "flew" on the eve to the Baku Boulevard with the help of the pro-government organization "YARAT", engaged in cultural projects.
It is unclear what is the essence of this project, and how much it cost to taxpayers.
We only know that the giant duck arrived in Baku another on 5 September, but due to the windy weather it was not launched on the water. As for the author's Floren Hofmann, this designer is known for models of giant animals that are exhibited around the world.
Other art pieces by Florentijn Hofman used to prowl the oceans and became top cultural icons in major capitals of the world. The artist demonstrated his works in Sydney (2013), Osaka (2009), Sao-Paolo (2008) and Oakland (2011).
The "Rubber Ducky" is bound outwards from Baku Boulevard. It is expected it will sail the coastways of Baku Bay for month and every Boulevard visitor might seize the opportunity of encountering a "childhood ambassador" - the "Rubber Ducky".