Jeff Koons, ‘Balloon Dog (Magenta)’, 2015, MOCA, Los Angeles

Balloon Dog (Magenta) is the latest edition to a series of limited edition artworks by ©Jeff Koons, referencing his iconic, monumental sculpture of the same name from his highly acclaimed Celebration Series. With the generous support of ©Jeff Koons and Bernardaud, this limited edition plate is exclusively available from MOCA through 2016. All net proceeds will benefit MOCA.

"Balloon Dog is a very optimistic piece, its a balloon that a clown would have maybe twist for you at a birthday party. But at the same time there's the profoundness of an archaic sculpture. The piece has an interior life while the reflective exterior surface affirms the viewer through their reflection. The porcelain only accentuates the sexuality of the piece. For Balloon Dog (Magenta), it's been a pleasure working with Bernardaud, who proudly work with only the finest materials, innovative processes, and artisan talent. Their experience in porcelain dates back 150 years. Since the creation of Balloon Dog (Red), Balloon Dog (Blue) and Balloon Dog (Yellow), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, has been involved in the distribution of the editions so I'm pleased to partner with MOCA to be supportive of their endeavors." Jeff Koons

Signature: Signed and numbered with certificate of authenticity (signature and edition number are fired onto the back of the edition)

Manufacturer: Bernardaud

About Jeff Koons

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.

American, b. 1955, York, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

2017
Beverly Hills,
2016
2014
Jeff Koons / Sean Penn: Decommissioned Commission
2012
Beverly Hills,