Florentijn Hofman

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  • Sale -36% Double Ducks Vinyl Art Toy by Florentijn Hofman Double Ducks Vinyl Art Toy by Florentijn Hofman

    Florentijn Hofman Double Ducks Vinyl Art Toy by Florentijn Hofman

    Double Ducks Vinyl Art Toy by Florentijn Hofman Limited Edition Vinyl Sculpture Collectible Artwork by Pop Street Artist. 2023 Limited Edition Artwork Size 7x3.5 New In Box Stamped/Printed Florentijn Hofman's Rubber Duck is a seminal example of how pop art has been translated and infused into public spaces, thereby transforming the genre into a more interactive and experiential form of art. The Rubber Duck is an inflatable sculpture, gargantuan in size, of a classic yellow rubber duck, which was conceived by the Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. Hofman is renowned for his large-scale public art installations that often draw inspiration from everyday objects. His Rubber Duck, in particular, has been globally celebrated for its playful charm and the sheer delight it brings to viewers of all ages. It first made its appearance in 2007 and since then has traveled to various cities around the world, gracing harbors, lakes, and rivers. The striking feature of Hofman's Rubber Duck is how it bridges the gap between pop art and street art. Pop art, as an art movement, emerged in the 1950s and 60s and was characterized by its inclination towards mundane consumer items and popular culture, representing them in an ironic and often whimsical manner. The movement was a revolt against the elitism of traditional art, bringing art into the daily life of ordinary people. Rubber Duck embodies this philosophy by taking the quintessential bath-time toy and magnifying it to a monumental scale, adding a touch of nostalgia and universal appeal. On the other hand, street art has been a genre that evolved out of graffiti and is known for its free-spirited and often rebellious expression on public surfaces such as walls and buildings. Hofman’s installations such as the Rubber Duck represent an intersection of these two forms, bringing the vibrancy and mass appeal of pop art into the domain of street art, but doing so in a three-dimensional space. Not only does Rubber Duck exhibit an amalgamation of pop art and street art, but it also becomes an essential part of public engagement. The sheer size of the inflatable sculpture makes it impossible to ignore and beckons people from all walks of life to become a part of the spectacle. Unlike conventional graffiti or street art, which is primarily visual, Hofman’s Rubber Duck invites people to experience art in an immersive manner. The commonality of the subject, a rubber duck, resonates with a universal audience, while its colossal size transforms a simple object into a wonder. In retrospect, Florentijn Hofman's Rubber Duck serves as an exemplar of how art can break away from traditional confines and venture into spaces that are accessible and inclusive. The installation beautifully embodies the ethos of pop art while extending itself into the public realm, usually associated with street art. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the Rubber Duck has an emotional resonance with audiences, as it draws upon childhood memories and the simplicity of joy. Through his work, Hofman demonstrates that art can be both a personal and communal experience, transcending boundaries and preconceived notions.


  • Double Ducks Bronze Sculpture by Florentijn Hofman Double Ducks Bronze Sculpture by Florentijn Hofman

    Florentijn Hofman Double Ducks Bronze Sculpture by Florentijn Hofman

    Double Ducks Bronze Sculpture by Florentijn Hofman Limited Edition Vinyl Sculpture Collectible Artwork by Pop Street Artist. 2023 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 300 Artwork Size 7.87x4.49 New In Box Stamped/Printed Florentijn Hofman, a renowned Dutch artist, known for his colossal installations and sculptures that often evoke a sense of wonder and whimsy, conceived an iconic creation that has captured the hearts of many across the globe - the giant rubber duck. However, the Bronze Duck Sculpture carries an equally evocative, but less publicized charm. Born out of the same aesthetic that Hofman employs in his more prominent rubber duck, the Bronze Duck Sculpture serves as a tribute to the captivating simplicity of everyday objects. What sets this sculpture apart is its material and the juxtaposition it creates in the realm of pop art. Rendered in a more permanent and timeless medium, the Bronze Duck Sculpture reimagines a common bath-time toy as an emblem of art. Street art and graffiti are often characterized by their fleeting nature and propensity to challenge or augment the urban landscape. The permanence of bronze contrasts this, but at the same time, the familiar form of a rubber duck shrunk into a bronze sculpture establishes a bridge between the high art often associated with bronze sculptures and the more accessible world of pop and street art. The unassuming presence of the Bronze Duck Sculpture within the urban landscape acts as a conversation starter, engaging onlookers in dialogue about the boundaries between high art and popular culture. Through this, Hofman has gracefully woven the playful and the profound into an inseparable tapestry, reflecting both the joyous innocence and the reflective nostalgia associated with childhood memories, while also challenging the conventions of public art.


Florentijn Hofman
Florentijn Hofman, a Dutch artist renowned for his monumental public art installations, has made a significant impact in the realm of pop art, street art, and graffiti art. Born in Delfzijl, the Netherlands, in 1977, Hofman gained international fame for his larger-than-life sculptures and installations that not only capture the imagination but also encourage interaction and conversation among viewers. His ability to blend the whimsy of pop culture with the accessibility of street art has established him as an important figure in contemporary public art. One of the most striking features of Hofman's work is the scale. His installations are often gigantic, dominating public spaces, and creating an unexpected and delightful experience for the viewers. In this sense, his work echoes pop art’s tendency to magnify everyday objects to draw attention to their cultural significance. His 2013 work "Rubber Duck", which was a huge inflatable yellow duck, is a perfect example of this. The piece, measuring over 50 feet in height, was displayed in harbors and other bodies of water across different cities around the world. The giant rubber duck, an iconic and playful image familiar to many, represents how Hofman’s work carries the hallmarks of pop art by magnifying everyday objects and engaging with popular culture in a light-hearted and approachable manner. Beyond the pop-art influence, Hofman's art can also be situated within the context of street art, with its emphasis on accessibility and engagement with public spaces. Unlike traditional sculptures and art pieces that are confined to the indoor space of galleries and museums, Hofman's work is almost exclusively displayed in open, public spaces, making it accessible to a broad audience. For instance, his “Big Yellow Rabbit” installation in Örebro, Sweden, was a massive wooden sculpture of a rabbit, seemingly haphazardly thrown into the middle of a town square. By placing such a surreal and whimsical object within an everyday setting, Hofman challenges the viewer's perceptions and invites them to engage with the space in a new way. Furthermore, while not strictly graffiti, Hofman’s installations share a common thread with graffiti art in their occupation of urban spaces and their often subversive or playful nature. In a way, his massive sculptures can be seen as a three-dimensional equivalent to graffiti art; both are unsolicited gifts to the public, often appearing overnight and altering the visual landscape of the city. Florentijn Hofman's art, in essence, occupies a unique place in the intersection of pop art, street art, and graffiti art. Through the sheer scale of his sculptures, the use of iconic and whimsical imagery, and the purposeful interaction with public spaces, Hofman has carved out a niche for himself that challenges traditional notions of public art and invites viewers to see their surroundings through a different lens. His work reminds us of the power of art to surprise, delight, and engage communities.

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