Toys ‘R’ Us Dinghy, A Full-Size Rowboat Made To Look Like a Plastic Model Kit

Toys 'R' Us Dinghy

“Toys ‘R’ Us Dinghy” is a 2006 art installation by Michael Johansson featuring a full-size rowboat made to look like a plastic model kit. Michael as created several other works of art that are along the same lines featuring everyday objects.

A boat and related equipment are joined together in a welded metal frame. Everything is painted in a unifying plastic layer to resemble the surface of a model kit. The real boat is transformed into a model of itself, and its original purpose has given way to something else.

via Neatorama

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