Jeff Koons, ‘Puppy’, 1998, Caviar20
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Jeff Koons

Puppy, 1998

Glazed white porcelain vase
17 3/4 in
45.1 cm
Edition of 3000
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Toronto
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Jeff Koons’s Puppy was first unveiled in 1992, as a mammoth 40-foot-tall flower-covered topiary. …

Caviar20
Toronto

“Puppy” (1998) is a glazed white porcelain sculpture in the form of a sitting dog. Not just a …

Medium
Sculpture
Condition
Very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Incised signature, date, and number on base
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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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, ‘Puppy’, 1998, Caviar20
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About the work
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Jeff Koons’s Puppy was first unveiled in 1992, as a mammoth 40-foot-tall flower-covered topiary. The colorful and ever-changing sculpture is now on permanent display at the Guggenheim Bilbao. Modeled after a West Highland Terrier, Puppy exemplifies the artist’s childlike fascination with everyday objects such as …

Caviar20
Toronto

“Puppy” (1998) is a glazed white porcelain sculpture in the form of a sitting dog. Not just a sculpture, the work has a secondary function as a working flower vase.
The design, or form, is a reference to Koon’s massive 1992 installation of the same name. The original “Puppy” was over 40 feet, housed in front of the …

Medium
Sculpture
Condition
Very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Incised signature, date, and number on base
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Jeff Koons
American, b. 1955
Follow

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

Puppy, 1998

Glazed white porcelain vase
17 3/4 in
45.1 cm
Edition of 3000
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
Toronto
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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