Remember when you were a kid, charmed by clowns at birthday parties who could transform a limp piece of latex into a shiny plastic dog? Well, you haven't outgrown your fascination for inflatables just yet.
Today's artist aren't just playing around with this mass-produced medium, affirming that art doesn't need to come from oil on canvas or marble and bronze anymore. Just ask Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons, two artists who have created unforgettable blown-up works. What may come as a surprise is that inflatable art has been around for a long time, stretching back to the 1800s. Now, curators are bringing these pop-able works into galleries and artists are using inflatables for large-scale installations. Check out our list of 30 Awesome Inflatable Art Pieces, and see what people can create out of a little bit of plastic and thin air.
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