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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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11.25.11 Marina Galperina

Here’s some old 8mm film of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade shot in the year that WWII started. Just in case your tiny spawn or the promise of Tim Burton’s balloon made you go look up at yesterday’s floats, this is a glimpse of what you’d be seeing in 1939. For contrast! […]

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10.21.11 Marina Galperina

Following Takashi Murkami’s crazy cute float at last year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Midtown, the organizers have invited the beloved weirdo Cal Arts alum Tim Burton to do something weird. Meet B. Boy, a Frankenstein monster-ish, jagged-teethed outcast humanoid! […]

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09.07.10 Marina Galperina

Takashi Murakami is scheming to supersize the superflat and take over Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. Helium-filled Kaikai and Kiki will tower three stories tall. Will the psychedelic Kawaii giants attract a few Murakami fans, wedged in the balloon-gawking herds of breeders and tourists? […]

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