Page 1 of 3
Page 1 of 3
Page 1 of 3
ARW
Artsy x Rago/Wright

This work is sold by a private individual and ships from Dallas, Texas, United States

Dates:
Red Rabbit and Yellow Swan: 2017
Orange Monkey, Purple Rabbit, Magenta Swan: 2019

Dimensions:
Rabbits: 29.2 x 13.9 x 21.0 cm (11.5 x 5.4 x 8.2 in)
Monkey: 24.9 x 20.9 x 39.2 cm (9.8 x 8.2 x 15.4 in)
Swans: 24.1 x 16.4 x 21.0 cm …

Medium
Condition
Signature
Printed signature, title, date and number on the underside

Jeff Koons plays with ideas of taste, pleasure, celebrity, and commerce. “I believe in advertisement and media completely,” he says. “My art and my personal life are based in it.” Working with seductive commercial materials (such as the high chromium stainless steel of his “Balloon Dog” sculptures or his vinyl “Inflatables”), shifts of scale, and an elaborate studio system involving many technicians, Koons turns banal objects into high art icons. His paintings and sculptures borrow widely from art-historical techniques and styles; although often seen as ironic or tongue-in-cheek, Koons insists his practice is earnest and optimistic. “I’ve always loved Surrealism and Dada and Pop, so I just follow my interests and focus on them,” he says. “When you do that, things become very metaphysical.” The “Banality” series that brought him fame in the 1980s included pseudo-Baroque sculptures of subjects like Michael Jackson with his pet ape, while his monumental topiaries, like the floral Puppy (1992), reference 17th-century French garden design.

High auction record
$91.1m, Christie's, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2014
Jeff Koons: Split-RockerPublic Art Fund
Jeff Koons: A RetrospectiveWhitney Museum of American Art
Jeff Koons: HulkBelvedere Museum
View all
Lot 8

Balloon Animals (set of 5)

Porcelain multiples painted in chrome
Edition of 999
.
Artsy x Rago/Wright
Estimated value: $70,000–$90,000
Current bid
$65,000
1 bid, reserve not met.
This auction has a .
Shipping, taxes, and additional fees may apply.
Identity verification required to bid. FAQ
01d  04h  08m  37s
Ends Jul 29, 4:00pm
By placing your bid you agree to Artsy's and Artsy x Rago/Wright's Conditions of Sale.
Have a question? .
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
ARW
Artsy x Rago/Wright

This work is sold by a private individual and ships from Dallas, Texas, United States

Dates:
Red …

Medium
Condition
Signature
Printed signature, title, date and number on the underside

Jeff Koons plays with ideas of taste, pleasure, celebrity, and commerce. “I believe in advertisement and media completely,” he says. “My art and my personal life are based in it.” Working with seductive commercial materials (such as the high chromium stainless steel of his “Balloon Dog” sculptures or his vinyl “Inflatables”), shifts of scale, and an elaborate studio system involving many technicians, Koons turns banal objects into high art icons. His paintings and sculptures borrow widely from art-historical techniques and styles; although often seen as ironic or tongue-in-cheek, Koons insists his practice is earnest and optimistic. “I’ve always loved Surrealism and Dada and Pop, so I just follow my interests and focus on them,” he says. “When you do that, things become very metaphysical.” The “Banality” series that brought him fame in the 1980s included pseudo-Baroque sculptures of subjects like Michael Jackson with his pet ape, while his monumental topiaries, like the floral Puppy (1992), reference 17th-century French garden design.

High auction record
$91.1m, Christie's, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
More from this series
View series
Other works from Artsy x Rago / Wright: Post-War and Contemporary
Related works
Related artists