Giant Gummy Bears on the Streets of NYC

Filed under arts and crafts, living in new york is neat, stuff i like

On one of our weekend walks around the city, Kamran and I ran into an installation called “Bear Forest” by Spanish artist dEmo in the THE LAB gallery in the Roger Smith hotel. Imagine the wonder of rounding a corner and coming face to face with a roomful of these:

Bear Forest by dEmo at LAB Gallery

Bear Forest by dEmo at LAB Gallery

Bear Forest by dEmo at LAB Gallery

Bear Forest by dEmo at LAB Gallery

Bear Forest by dEmo at LAB Gallery

Gummy bears! With pectoral muscles! And questionable intentions! (Am I right in thinking that these things could be straight out of a cute-things-turned-deadly horror movie, a la Gremlins?)

Overnight New York, where I got all the information about the exhibit–because of course I was too busy daydreaming about gnawing on some bear bellies to actual take note of what this was–says the exhibit goes away on March 30th, so see it while you can!


  1. Jessica R. says:

    Blank eyes and boobs. Totally creepy, but magical!

  2. Bybee says:

    I KNOW I’ve been in Korea too long. The Gummi Bears are looking so very hot.

  3. This is nothing less than an exercise in HAPPINESS! I, for one, love gummy bear boobies.

  4. Kim says:

    I suppose the ones nosing are kind of cute.

  5. Cassie says:

    Are the ones nosing each other getting married? It looks like the big bear is overseeing the action.

    Get some, bears. Get some.

  6. Your pictures of the bears are terrific! They’re oddly menacing, aren’t they. So happy you found out about them on my site!

  7. bluzdude says:

    “Hello, News Room? Can you come down here and pry your Transportation Reporter off of our Gummy Bears display? She’s frightening the children… “

  8. Lisa says:

    That is so awesome! And totally creepy.

  9. Do their heads slowly rotate, too? Because I think that would dial the creepy back a notch or two.

  10. Tessa says:

    I dunno; I feel like I want them to be… gummier looking.

  11. Megan says:

    Those are really creepy… the way they have them posed is like they’re plotting to take over the city.