What is this art thing going on in lower Manhattan?
August 9, 2007 11:02 AM   Subscribe

What is happening in Foley Square, Manhattan (the asphalt "park" near the courthouses)? First, there were lots of small brightly-colored rabbits.

Then they were gone and there was an enormous pink rabbit. Then that was gone, and there was something described by a friend as "a Grimace head emerging from the underworld." And there is filming.

Can anyone identify this project?
posted by Mavri to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Were they Playdough bunnies? A Bravia ad was being filmed.
posted by iconomy at 11:20 AM on August 9, 2007

More at the Bravia site.
posted by iconomy at 11:21 AM on August 9, 2007

Is it the start of a progressive art installation ala The Royal de Luxe Parade in Nantes two summers ago and London last year? Might it be a "teaser" campaign for a film, television show?
posted by ericb at 11:26 AM on August 9, 2007

Looks like iconomy may have nailed it!
posted by ericb at 11:26 AM on August 9, 2007

It's in keeping with the Bravia Bouncy Balls and Paint television advertisements.
posted by ericb at 11:28 AM on August 9, 2007

Also -- 3rd. Sony Bravia spot in production in NYC.
posted by ericb at 11:30 AM on August 9, 2007

Response by poster: That was fast. Yes, those are the bunnies in question. When I saw the pink one, I was hoping it was a public art installation and would be around for awhile. (Bad public art is a frequent sight in Foley Square.) A giant pink bunny makes me smile.
posted by Mavri at 11:56 AM on August 9, 2007

They are so hip they have a Twitter feed.
posted by smackfu at 12:43 PM on August 9, 2007

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