Just when you thought pool floats couldn't get any stranger, a beheaded swan floatie has surfaced for your summertime-buying pleasure. It comes after last summer's bizarro pink coffin float and what is possibly its precursor, David's Shrigley's Ridiculous Inflatable Swan-Thing.
This $79 toy is a two-piece item that includes both the swan's body and its chopped-off head. It's brought to us by mschf internet studios and artist Lukas Bentel (glancing at his site, it appears decapitated flamingo and unicorn floats are also in the works).
While we're talking about unusual water toys, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention two new lawn sprinklers: the giant mermaid tail and the "JumpOff Jo" unicorn -- both of which suggestively squirt water out of their tails.
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Now photographer Cindy Sherman is getting in the weird pool float game.
The float’s featured selfie image was accidentally created when two pics merged in the artist’s phone: “I took this photo to send to someone who knitted the hat for me (Helene Winer of Metro Pictures gallery, actually). But, I also wanted to play around with some apps that I’d just started using and accidentally pressed a button that added some old setting onto this image. I thought it was a nice accident so I kept it.” – Cindy Sherman, on the creation of the “Oops” image
It's available for $250 at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art store. Sure, you could say that $250 is an outrageous amount to spend on a PVC inflatable or you could look at it as a cheap way to own her art.
Previously: I do love me a weird pool float [exhibit A, B, C, D]
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There are so many incredibly ridiculous pool floats out there now. I recently spotted one that looks like a whoopee cushion. And also one that looks like a baby bottle (why?!). But the one that really caught my eye is by British artist David Shrigley.
It's called the Ridiculous Inflatable Swan-Thing and it's kind of like a swan but with a meh face. I think it's glorious!
It's available from Australian retailer Third Drawer Down for A$55 (approx. $42.33).
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