“Donnie, Meet Frank”. Donnie Darko, 2001
Being served a sandwich by a woman in Bunny ears was a reminder that either our grip on reality is more tenuous than we imagine, or that Easter is around the corner. In celebration of The Great Bunnies Of Art
1. Bad Bunny
Malevolent, dark, brooding, bunny. Bad, Bad, bunny rabbit.
2. Socially Difficult Bunny
The original nice Hollywood nice guy Jimmy Stewart pals around with invisible rabbit Harvey. Harvey is a “Pooka” a ‘fairy spirit”. Good Rabbit but difficult social stuff.
3. Ironic Bunny
Illustrator Gary Baseman’s Dumb Luck features a Rabbit with a peg leg holding a lucky rabbit’s foot. Ironic Rabbit.
4. Biker Bunnies
Alt-Bunnies supporting Brit popster Bat For Lashes in some choreographed bicycling.
5. Killer Bunny
Medieval Bunny attacks Knights.
6. Floating Art Bunny
The artist who originally worked on Wall Street inflated his own bubble with Rabbit, a floating version of the original 1986 sculpture created for Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade 2009.
To watch an interview about this work from the Tate Gallery Click here