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11.29.13 Bucky Turco

Macy’s Pagan Thanksgiving Day Parade took place on Thursday, just like it does ever year, drawing huge crowds. Because of windy conditions, the floating logos were kept at a lower height by order of the NYPD. According to the Daily News, a ballon handler went to the hospital after a golf cart ran over her […]

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11.23.12 Bucky Turco

The surreal ritual whereby giant corporate mascots and children’s characters are floated above the streets of Manhattan with the hopes of delighting kids while not knocking down light poles on top of them, or their parents, happened yesterday. As we’ve mentioned, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade included an entry by KAWS, which represents a bit […]

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11.09.12 Lily Streeter

Everyone watching TV during the Thanksgiving Day Parade will get a chance to see a goliath-version of KAWS’ cartoonish “companion” figure as it floats down 6th Avenue. Additionally, his work will be displayed on a specially wrapped Macy’s train that will ferry subway riders between Grand Central and Times Square. As unimpressed as we are […]

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10.26.12 Bucky Turco

Yay. Here’s a photo of the float that street artist KAWS designed for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, who got the jump on everyone, and it’s just as ho-hum as the rendering that was released earlier this year suggested it would be. The 40-foot-long balloon is based on […]

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05.18.12 Marina Galperina

Kaws is the next artist up to lend his design to the giant floating balloons of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. After Jeff Koons’ metallic bunny and Takashi Murakami’s psychedelic kawaii critter duo, this one’s continuing the organizers’ tradition of picking art that already looks like a cartoon. Only, it’s dead. […]

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11.26.10 Bucky Turco

Artist-celebrity Takashi Murakami and his floats made their way down Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade route yesterday. Scores of volunteers carefully navigated KaiKai and Kiki through the streets of Manhattan as the man responsible for creating them sported a strange outfit while being pulled on a small platform. Art! (Photos: SarahfromtheFuture/flickr) […]

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Bucky Turco

Modest rapper Kanye West made an appearance in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and lip-synched a track off his new album. So, he compensated by wearing something very furry and very gold. Also, gloves. Watch. […]

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11.24.10 Lauri Apple

On the heels of the TwoHundredThou.com gal comes word that a doctor in Ohio owes more than twice that–$555,000, to be exact. She just needs to look on the bright side. […]

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11.19.10 Bucky Turco

For this full page ad (click to enlarge) in today’s subway-fire-starting freebie amNewYork, Macy’s promotes its Thanksgiving Day Parade and name drops a whole bunch of floats (Dora the Explorer, Kung Fu Panda, Despicable Me Minions, the Kool-Aid Man), but fails to acknowledge the two that standout the most: Takashi Murakami’s. Good enough for the […]

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