Jeff Koons, ‘Balloon Dog Set of Three’, 2015, MOCA, Los Angeles

The Balloon Dog edition is a collaboration with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), Jeff Koons Studio and French porcelain master Bernardaud.

Balloon Dog is an iconic work by the artistJeff Koons within the highly acclaimed Celebration series. The artist’s exacting standards are one of the most captivating aspects of Koons’ artwork, here captured in porcelain. Balloon Dog simulates the mirror-polished stainless steel of the eponymous monumental sculpture with its metallic lustrous finish, then mounted on a reflective porcelain plate.

Proceeds from the sale of each edition benefit MOCA’s outstanding exhibitions, education, and public programs.

Series: Celebration Series

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

Image rights: ©Jeff Koons

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