Jeff Koons, ‘Girl with Lobster Print and 3 Balloon Animals’, Make-A-Wish Foundation
Jeff Koons, ‘Girl with Lobster Print and 3 Balloon Animals’, Make-A-Wish Foundation
Jeff Koons, ‘Girl with Lobster Print and 3 Balloon Animals’, Make-A-Wish Foundation
Jeff Koons, ‘Girl with Lobster Print and 3 Balloon Animals’, Make-A-Wish Foundation
Jeff Koons, ‘Girl with Lobster Print and 3 Balloon Animals’, Make-A-Wish Foundation

Kindly donated by Jeff Koons and Gagosian

Limited edition works by one of the most recognisable artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Please note: the balloon animals Balloon Monkey (Blue), Balloon Swan (Yellow), and Balloon Rabbit (Red) are the first to come out of production!

Artwork Details

Girl with Lobster, 2014
Archival pigmented inkjet with silkscreen on hot pressed natural paper
Unframed dimensions: 54 5/16 x 45 in. (138 x 114.3 cm.)
Framed dimensions: 57 x 47 5/8 x 2 in.
Edition 39/40 plus 10 APs

Balloon Monkey (Blue), 2017
Porcelain
Dimensions: 9 13/16 x 8 1/4 x 15 7/16 in. (24.9 x 21 x 39.2 cm.)
Edition 473/999

Balloon Swan (Yellow), 2017
Porcelain
Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 6 7/16 x 8 1/4 in. (24.1 x 16.4 x 21 cm.)
Edition 274/999

Balloon Rabbit (Red), 2017
Porcelain
Dimensions: 11 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (29.2 x 14 x 21 cm.)
Edition 648/999

Please note: this work will be part of the Live Auction at the The Art of Wishes Gala Dinner on October 2nd, 2017, and auctioned by Henry Wyndham. All online bids will be transferred and executed at the event later that night. Please contact Artsy Specialists at specialist@artsy.net for more information.

Terms & Conditions: Once payment has been received, the winner is responsible for arrangement and payment of delivery with Gander & White. This lot has been imported into the UK from outside the EU for sale and is on temporary import. It is therefore subject to 5% UK import VAT. All works will be transferred to Gander and White Shipping Limited’s warehouse for diversion to definitive import or onward shipping at the cost of the winner. Gander and White will be happy to provide transit insurance on onward shipments at an additional cost.

This event is being run through Make-A-Wish Promotions Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK to which it gifts any profit. The Art of Wishes is a joint event and the profits will be split equally between Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK (295672/SC 037479) and Make-A-Wish Foundation® Israel (580258820).

Image rights: All images © Jeff Koons, courtesy of Jeff Koons and Gagosian

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