Jeff Koons

Balloon Dog (Magenta)

2015

10 1/2 × 10 1/2 × 5 inches (26.7 × 26.7 × 12.7 cm)

Porcelain; Presentation box; Signed and numbered with certificate of authenticity (signature and edition number are fired onto the back of edition)

Edition of 2,300

Produced by Bernardaud; © Jeff Koons Balloon Dog (Magenta)

$9,000

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“It is about celebration and childhood and color and simplicity – but it’s also a Trojan horse. It’s a Trojan horse to the whole body of art work.”
—Jeff Koons

Balloon Dog (Magenta) is a limited edition artwork by Jeff Koons. It references his iconic, monumental sculpture of the same name from the highly acclaimed Celebration series, which he began in the mid-1990s. The Celebration series refers to milestones in the cycle of life, evoking both the simple delight and complex nostalgia of holidays and birthdays. What could more aptly suggest the joy of celebrating a birthday or important event than a colorful balloon, twisted into the shape of a dog? The original large-scale Balloon Dog sculptures were made from precision-engineered, mirror-polished stainless steel and finished with unique, transparent colored coatings. For this small-scale yet highly complex porcelain edition of Balloon Dog,  Koons worked with the leading porcelain manufacturer, Bernardaud, which combines the finest materials, and most innovative processes with the highest levels of artisanal skill.

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Jeff Koons

Balloon Dog (Magenta)

2015

10 1/2 × 10 1/2 × 5 inches (26.7 × 26.7 × 12.7 cm)

Porcelain; Presentation box; Signed and numbered with certificate of authenticity (signature and edition number are fired onto the back of edition)

Edition of 2,300

Produced by Bernardaud; © Jeff Koons Balloon Dog (Magenta)

$9,000

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“It is about celebration and childhood and color and simplicity – but it’s also a Trojan horse. It’s a Trojan horse to the whole body of art work.”
—Jeff Koons

Balloon Dog (Magenta) is a limited edition artwork by Jeff Koons. It references his iconic, monumental sculpture of the same name from the highly acclaimed Celebration series, which he began in the mid-1990s. The Celebration series refers to milestones in the cycle of life, evoking both the simple delight and complex nostalgia of holidays and birthdays. What could more aptly suggest the joy of celebrating a birthday or important event than a colorful balloon, twisted into the shape of a dog? The original large-scale Balloon Dog sculptures were made from precision-engineered, mirror-polished stainless steel and finished with unique, transparent colored coatings. For this small-scale yet highly complex porcelain edition of Balloon Dog,  Koons worked with the leading porcelain manufacturer, Bernardaud, which combines the finest materials, and most innovative processes with the highest levels of artisanal skill.

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