Rolling around the globe: Giant RedBall turning heads from Sydney to St Louis

March 2, 2012

Rolling around the globe: Giant RedBall turning heads from Sydney to St Louis design

Stuck: RedBall is smashed between two buildings in Taipei, China

It’s guarded the gates of Norwich Castle and scaled the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.


The RedBall has become a public spectacle in every one of the cities it’s rolled into in far-reaching
corners of the globe. 

 

That was artist Kurt Perschke’s exact intention when he was commissioned to build the giant 250lb
sculpture in 2001.

 

Eleven years later, his traveling art project is set to invade the UK.

 

Rolling around the globe: Giant RedBall turning heads from Sydney to St Louis design

Kids at play: The RedBall fills a graffiti-lined street in Toronto

Rolling around the globe: Giant RedBall turning heads from Sydney to St Louis design

Smashed: The sculpture featured at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Barcelona, MACBA,
designed by architect Richard Meier

Rolling around the globe: Giant RedBall turning heads from Sydney to St Louis design

Blocking the way: In Chicago, RedBall appears as if a it’s a giant gumball rolling down the street

Rolling around the globe: Giant RedBall turning heads from Sydney to St Louis design

Caught: The ball appears to be snagged on part of a structure at a church in Chicago

Rolling around the globe: Giant RedBall turning heads from Sydney to St Louis design

Taking up space: RedBall in Portland, Oregon turns heads

Rolling around the globe: Giant RedBall turning heads from Sydney to St Louis design

Rolling along: RedBall on La Salle Bridge in Chicago

Rolling around the globe: Giant RedBall turning heads from Sydney to St Louis design

Bird’s eye view: An aerial shot of the 250lb sculpture on the La Salle Bridge

Rolling around the globe: Giant RedBall turning heads from Sydney to St Louis design

Pinned: RedBall interacts with another sculpture, inspiring a pedestrian to snap a picture, in Chicago

Rolling around the globe: Giant RedBall turning heads from Sydney to St Louis design


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