It may be a turd, but it’s one glossed-up turd that’s not to be tossed.
Part of a two-piece set designed by London-based Whatshisname and produced by Singapore-based Mighty Jaxx, this limited edition of the Jeff Koons-inspired POPek balloon dog makes quite the impression in its squatting spot outside The Cathay. Like Rubber Duck (another giant inflatable), POPek borders on the subversive, turning the ordinary on its head to introduce new perspectives and elicit chuckles and looks of bemusement.
POPek’s siblings, also located at The Cathay, include PEEpek (a sheepish yellow dog in a puddle of pee), Happy POPek (a yoga-doing turquoise dog with ball) and Howling POPek (a misbehaving Pepto-Bismol pink dog).*
*Best viewed on all four sides to appreciate POPek in its full glory, from balloon nose to tail.