Accession Number
2012.55.10
Brief Description
One yellow faux fur duck with polar fleece fabric bill and feet; black embroidered eyes and yellow satin ribbon around neck; stuffed with Dacron and beans. Tied to the security fence surrounding the Dux de Lux restaurant and bar following its closure after the 22 February 2011 earthquake.
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Production Date
Circa 2010
Associated Notes
Dux de Lux
Background
The Dux de Lux, on the corner of Hereford and Montreal Streets, was a popular local bar and restaurant that was renowned as a live music venue. This yellow duck was tied to the security fence surrounding the Dux following its closure, perhaps as a sign of solidarity. The Dux de Lux building, located in the grounds of the Christchurch Arts Centre, was registered as a Category 2 historic building by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust in 1981. Originally the University of Canterbury's Student Union, the building was significantly damaged during the 22 February 2011 earthquake which forced the closure of the business. The Dux has since re-opened as a music venue in the Christchurch suburb of Addington and a restaurant in Riccarton.

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