Inflatable art

Christo - Big Air Package, 2010, Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany, 2010-2013

Christo’s Big Air Package – The world’s most massive sculpture

From the wrapped Reichstag to the Gates in Central Park, New York, Christo knows the scores in the art scene. In many projects, Christo worked with his late wife Jeanne Claude until the Big Air Package, the first installation since her death. Background The Big Air Package became the second project by Christo to …

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Maurice Agis’ Dreamspace tragically killed two people – This is why

What was Dreamspace V? As a commission for Copenhagen, the Dreamspace V creation by Maurice Agis saw the light of day in 1996. Scooping an award of £60,000 from the Art Council of England, everybody was curious about what this boldly colored artwork was all about. At a glance, the PVC-based work was shaped like …

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Anish Kapoor’s Leviathan at Grand Palais – His most impressive work yet?

One of the most powerful artworks of all time The Leviathan at Grand Palais is just another massive artwork of Anish Kapoor that has captivated the world. Described by art enthusiasts as one of the most powerful artworks of all time, the sculpture is a culmination of the mental and physical dimensions. Like other works …

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Public Delivery goes East: Golden balloons in Central Asia & beyond

We are closing off 2018 with a selection of recent performances from our Silence Was Golden project. These golden balloons were blown up loosely around the Silk Road, including some of the most remote locations in Central Asia, such as the desert of Turkmenistan and other rugged and sparsely populated spots in Tajikistan and …

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Philippe Parreno’s helium-filled balloons create striking installations

About Philippe Parreno Philippe Parreno likes to work across different mediums. As a result, throughout his career that has spanned decades, he has been able to blur the lines between film, photography, documentaries, and various other types of media. He has built up interest over the years that allowed him to distort the established boundaries …

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Lee Bul’s shiny, giant metal Zeppelin invades museums

Lee Bul’s installation that saw the transformation of the Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery took place in 2018 between May and August. Occupying the entire art space, this exhibition was the artist’s first-ever solo show in London. In it, more than 118 other pieces created from the late 1980s to now were also showcased. However, …

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Who is artist Filthy Luker?

Who is Filthy Luker? Filthy Luker, otherwise known as Luke Egan, is a mixed-media artist from Bristol, England. He is known for his signature style of creating gigantic and outlandish inflatable sculptures that are typically installed temporarily in different parts of the world. Some of these works include traffic-stopping giant banana peels and outrageous colorful …

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Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds & His plan to retire from painting

Why is Andy Warhol important? Andy Warhol is no stranger to critical acclaim; his various works introduced thousands of audiences to contemporary art, which helped to put American artists on the map, and it waged war against abstract expressionism. Warhol effectively managed, time and time again, to shatter distinctions in art and he helped to …

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Why are these golden balloons all over Taipei?

What happened? In 2015, Public Delivery collaborated with the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, Taiwan’s first museum dedicated exclusively to contemporary art and one of Asia’s most prominent art institutions. Silence Was Golden is our on-going global public art project, which is centered around words or short phrases made out of golden letter-shaped balloons, chosen …

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Gimhongsok mocks Jeff Koons highest priced work using garbage bags

This Canine Construction by South Korean artist, Gimhongsok is one that anyone would fall in love with, coupled with the enigmatic quality it has. This work is the sculpture of a dog and remains one of the artist’s most well-known works in recent times. The creation involved using garbage bags, balloons, cardboard boxes, all …

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Jeff Koons’ shiny balloon dog – Would you pay $58 million?

Inspired by the likes of Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons is a recognized artist known for his work in pop culture. As such, his sculptures often depict everyday objects. He is currently among the most popular contemporary artists and is generally considered one of the most important, influential, and most controversial pop …

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Jeremy Deller’s Sacrilege – Stonehenge has never been this much fun

About Sacrilege is a life-sized, inflatable replica of Stonehenge, the British heritage and pagan site and popular tourist attraction. It is a bouncy castle, an interactive inflatable pillow that viewers may walk and jump on. It is an energetic, humorous work that Jeremy Deller describes as a way to get reacquainted with ancient Britain with …

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Giant balloons occupy Hong Kong’s West Kowloon – Massive inflatable sculptures

What was it? Inflation! is the name of a project that shows six large-scale inflatable sculptures in the Park at West Kowloon Cultural District. The large-scale inflatable sculptures by Cao Fei (China), Choi Jeong Hwa (South Korea), Jeremy Deller (UK), Jiakun Architects (China), Paul McCarthy (USA), and Tam Wai Ping (Hong Kong) pose questions about …

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