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Jeff Koons, ‘Balloon Dog (Red)’, 2002, Christie's

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MELVA BUCKSBAUM

Numbered 1277/2300 on the reverse and inscribed 'Melva, I enjoyed your studio visit today, I wish you all the best! Jeff 11/1/96' in gold felt-tip pen, published by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in very good condition, lacking original box and stand
Diameter: 10 ¼ in. (26 mm.)

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

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