Now There’s a 61-Foot-Tall Rubber Duck in Los Angeles

Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register – AP A giant yellow vinyl duck joins sailing ships and motorboats during the Tall Ships Festival L.A. parade in the Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

On display in the Port of Los Angeles until Aug. 24

The “world’s largest rubber duck” is making a splash in California this week, spending Wednesday, Aug. 20 through Sunday, Aug. 24 in the Port of Los Angeles.

Created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, the 61-foot-tall rubber duckie has traveled all over the world, already making stops in Australia, Taiwan, China, Belgium, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil and Pittsburgh. And it hasn’t been an easy journey – the duck got “sleepy” and deflated during its time in Hong Kong.

But now the famous duck is re-inflated and back in action for the Tall Ships Festival L.A. But don’t assume its just a super-sized bath toy; Hofman has grander designs for his duck.

“The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate people and doesn’t have a political connotation,” he said in a statement on the festival’s website. “The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve the world’s tensions as well as define them.”

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