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About those Animal Sculptures You’ve Been Spotting around Town – Fancy Animal Carnival Kicks Off May 4th

by Prince Of Petworth April 28, 2017 at 11:40 am 5 Comments


“Dear PoPville,

Any idea what these are? The camels at City Center and the other in the park across from Farmers and Distillers.”


Hannah writes:

“The Fancy Animal Carnival is in town! I came across several pieces of this outdoor art exhibit by Taiwanese contemporary artist Hung Yi. It looks like it just came here from NYC.”

From a press release:

“The unveiling of the Fancy Animal Carnival, which is bringing five larger-than-life animal sculptures by renowned Taiwanese artist Hung Yi installed at CityCenterDC and in the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID). Through a partnership with the National Park Service, the Government of the District of Columbia and Gould/Oxford Properties, the sculptures will be on display for six months at CityCenterDC, Chinatown Park and Herald Square. Programming and other activities related to the sculptures will be offered to the public throughout the animals’ six-month stay in Washington.”

Lots more photos from Hannah after the jump.






  • KPS

    I love these and can’t wait to track them all down and see them for myself.

  • theharleyquinn

    Takes me back to the Donkey/Elephant days…

  • MN

    It’s part of a program run by the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) cultural office, Taiwan Academy.

  • VZ

    There’s a great one outside the TECRO building on Wisconsin & Van Ness.

  • wpk_dc

    I love this! I noticed the one in the 6th and Mass park last week but had no idea it was part of a larger project. Very nice. Just wish they were permanent.


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