May 2, 2013
After much anticipation and hype, the rubber duck has sailed into Hong Kong Harbor. It is created by a Dutch artist named Florentijn Hofman. Now I am a big fan of the Dutch Masters, with Van Dyck being one of my favorite artist of all times, but I am not sure that this qualifies as art. Perhaps the Dutch were much better when they were conservatives, perhaps their relatively recent change to liberalism has had a profound and sad effect on their artistic abilities. Having said this, though, I must admit that the crowds were enthralled by the six story rubber duck. Perhaps its success is that it can evoke a trip down memory lane to early childhood .
Some additional photos of the duck: