David Shrigley is a British artist who has come to prominence through his drawings, publications, and sculptural works. One of such works was Ridiculous Inflatable Swan-Thing originally designed as a limited edition sculptural piece, cast in heavy polyurethane resin. It went viral so the artist decided to make it into an actual pool float. This inflatable swan may be missing the graceful curves true to a classic swan, but with its hand-drawn blank expression and erect white neck, it knows exactly what it is – a ridiculous thing.
It inflates to 90cm x 60cm x 80cm (35″ x 23″ x 31″ in freedom units) and comes in a cute blue box with a warning “not for idiots” meaning that it is not an actual life-saving device… in case someone was wondering. It seems to be sold out on David’s site, but we managed to track down a store where you can still purchase it. If you are still on the fence if you should spend your hard-earned cash on this ridiculous thing, scroll down for some photos of satisfied customers!