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Bathing Bunny Men Coming to the Grand River at ArtPrize 2014

Photo courtesy of Alex Podesta

ArtPrize entries in the Grand River get a lot of attention.

This year is sure to be no different.

Alex Podesta’s “Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Bathers)” is coming to the Grand River for ArtPrize 2014.

The entry was originally planned for installation in Podesta’s hometown of New Orleans, but the Bunny Men were instead installed on a New Orleans rooftop.

Photo courtesy of Alex Podesta

The Bunny Men will head to the waters of the Grand River at ArtPrize 2014.

Podesta describes the piece at ArtPrize.org:

…a floating sculpture consisting of two figures that would be facing each other and separated by about three feet. Only their shoulders, heads and ears would be visible above the waterline. Depending on the movement of the water and wind, they should seem slightly animated. The surface of these pieces is acrylic fur. When first installed they would be sparkly white. With exposure to the elements they would rather quickly weather to a dingy gray.

Hifrucose.com has further insight into the Bunny Men of some of Podesta’s previous work:

Fluffy, soft and vulnerable, the bunny may be the ultimate metaphor for the naiveté of childhood. New Orleans-based artist Alex Podesta creates mannequin-like sculptures of men dressed in bunny suits, often playing with stuffed rabbits, as an examination of early childhood development and the formation of self-awareness.

We’ve seen many ArtPrize entries in the Grand River.

They’re hard to miss.

Alex Podesta’s “Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Bathers)” seems poised to share their success.

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