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Giant 'Rubber Duck' Sculpture By Artist Florentijn Hofman Makes A Splash In Hong Kong (PHOTOS)

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Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman is well known for his large-scale, outdoor sculptures, but his massive "Rubber Duck" project has to be our favorite. At 54 feet high, the bright yellow inflatable artwork recently made its way through Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong, looming over boats and eliciting laughs from ship passengers.

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Here's how Mr. Hofman describes the whimsical artwork on his website:

"The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn't discriminate... and doesn't have a political connotation."

Hong Kong seems to have quite the appetite for inflatable sculptures these days. Also on view in the city is the outdoor art project "Mobile M+: Inflation!," which is showcasing various blow-up works by international artists. For a good laugh, check out Paul McCarthy's "Complex Pile" project, a gargantuan balloon shaped like a tower of poop, that was on view earlier this week until Mother Nature damaged the fragile work.

For more on Hofman's bird, check out the slideshow and video below.

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