Sure, this summer you could get an obviously Instagrammable pool float—a pegasus or pizza slice, perhaps, or whatever silly-cute object strikes your fancy. Or, you could get a slightly terrifying one instead!
For the latter, Cindy Sherman’s got you covered. The famed artist created an unusual floatie that’s now being sold on Yoox.com. Called the “Oops” Float, it’s crafted in the shape of an iPhone. On the display screen is a bizarre, Frankensteinian selfie.
“I took this photo to send to someone who knitted the hat for me (Helene Winer of Metro Pictures gallery, actually). But, I also wanted to play around with some apps that I’d just started using and accidentally pressed a button that added some old setting onto this image. I thought it was a nice accident so I kept it,” Sherman explained in a statement. Long focused on self-portraiture, Sherman has recently taken her work to Instagram—using the normally “beautifying“ tools of Instagram selfies to create works of art. But, as far as we know, this is her first floatable art item.
Cindy Sherman’s pool float, which features an accidentally-merged selfie the artist took.Courtesy of Yoox.com
The 5.5′ toy retails for $250 and will be available starting July 20 on Yoox.com. A portion of the sales are going to +POOL, a non-profit that intends to build a water-filtering, floating pool on the East River.
Looking for other ways to brighten summer parties? Here, 16 other items that will make any warm-weather activity that much better, from a House of Hackney lounge chair with a playful palm print, to a gold pineapple tumbler, to a modern infuser that will double as a centerpiece.
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