Wow, we were SO glad it wasn't Humpty Dumpty that took a fall at the Macy's Thanksgiving parade Thursday (It was the M&Ms blow up toy that caused a lamp to fall and hit someone in the noggin). Because Humpty was the balloon made by one of our favorite artists in the world Tom Otterness. And all Tom's friends who had kids were invited with special behind-the-scenes passes to see his balloon get blown up on the Upper West Side where the parade started. Carlo McCormick brought his kid Tristan to see it and artist/filmmaker friend Charlie Ahearn (of Wild style fame) was on hand to document it all. Here's a cute snap Ahearn sent me of Otterness posing in front of Humpty the night before the parade!


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