Jeff Koons, ‘Balloon Dog (Red)’, 1995, Sculpture, Porcelain multiple painted in chrome, contained in the original foam-lined cardboard box with printed artist's name and original plastic stand., Phillips
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Jeff Koons

Lot 403

Balloon Dog (Red), 1995

Porcelain multiple painted in chrome, contained in the original foam-lined cardboard box with printed artist's name and original plastic stand.
10 1/5 × 10 1/5 × 5 in
26 × 26 × 12.7 cm
Phillips
Estimated value: $6,000–$8,000
Starting bid
$4,800

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Published by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

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Numbered 1514/2300 in gold ink on the underside
Jeff Koons
American, b. 1955
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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.

Jeff Koons, ‘Balloon Dog (Red)’, 1995, Sculpture, Porcelain multiple painted in chrome, contained in the original foam-lined cardboard box with printed artist's name and original plastic stand., Phillips
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Published by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

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Numbered 1514/2300 in gold ink on the underside
Jeff Koons
American, b. 1955
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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.

Jeff Koons

Lot 403

Balloon Dog (Red), 1995

Porcelain multiple painted in chrome, contained in the original foam-lined cardboard box with printed artist's name and original plastic stand.
10 1/5 × 10 1/5 × 5 in
26 × 26 × 12.7 cm
Phillips
Estimated value: $6,000–$8,000
Starting bid
$4,800

This auction has a buyer's premium.
Shipping, taxes, and additional fees may apply.
Identity verification required to bid. FAQ
01d  13h  11m  19s
Live Apr 20, 8:00pm
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