Joining the lunchtime crowd in front of theÂ 1600 Smith St. tower today: the toweringÂ inflatable rabbits of Australian artist Amanda Parer. Brookfield Properties, whichÂ owns the downtown office tower complexÂ where the rabbits are loitering, is sponsoring theÂ leporine art installation’sÂ 4-stop North American tour of other Brookfield commercial properties. The bunniesÂ spent some time in New York CityÂ beforeÂ getting transplantedÂ downtownÂ for a week; they’ll be hopping off to LA and then Denver after the tour’s Houston leg wraps upÂ this Saturday the 14th.
The installation is called Intrude, an allusion to the rabbit’s time-honored place in modern Australian lore as an ecological disaster. Here are a few more daytime angles on the critters, which are also getting lit during their nights downtown:
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