Photo by Thibault Jeanson. Commissioned by Park Avenue Armory. Courtesy of Ann Hamilton
The friendly, floating Rubber Duck travels the world and has popped up in such cities as Auckland, São Paulo, and Osaka. Its positive artistic statement immediately connects people to their childhood, says its creator, Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, known for whimsical urban installations.
La Maîtresse de la Tour Eiffel
© Michel De Broin
The spectacular view of the starry night sky has long been a source of delight and curiosity, but the abundance of artificial light in urban areas produces a distracting glow. To create a truly starry night for Parisian residents, Canadian sculptor Michel de Broin suspended the largest mirrored ball ever made from a construction crane 50 meters above the ground in the Jardin du Luxembourg. It was up for one night during the Paris “Nuit Blanche” event.