Jeff Koons, ‘DOM PÉRIGNON BALLOON VENUS BY JEFF KOONS’, 2013, TWO x TWO

estimated retail value: $20,000

Over the last year, Dom Pérignon & Jeff Koons have enjoyed a unique collaboration that leads up to the unveiling of the Balloon Venus for Dom Pérignon in New York. Audacious in the face of conventional limits, both have joined forces to deliver a formidable expression of the power of creativity and of collaboration.

Over the last year, Dom Pérignon & Jeff Koons have enjoyed a unique collaboration that leads up to the unveiling of the Balloon Venus for Dom Pérignon in New York. Audacious in the face of conventional limits, both have joined forces to deliver a formidable expression of the power of creativity and of collaboration. The object will accompany and incarnate the Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003 upon the occasion of its first public uncorking. Be it between Jeff Koons and Dom Pérignon or the Balloon Venus and Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003, Dom Pérignon proudly presents the fruits of this much anticipated creative collision.

website: www.domperignon.com

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,