Jeff Koons, Plate "Split-Rocker", 2012.
Split-Rocker, a colossal floral sculpture by the American artist Jeff Koons (b. 1955), comprising thousands and thousands of real plants, is now on view in the Fondation Beyeler park. Split-Rocker was first installed in 2000, in the cloister of the Palais des Papes in Avignon, then again a few years later in the gardens of Versailles (2008). Now Split- Rocker has begun to flourish at the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland.
For his floral sculpture, Koons proceeded from two different rocker motifs, a pony and a dinosaur, whose heads he cut in half and then reassembled. Since the halves do not coincide, gaps are formed at certain places which open the sculpture out and transform it into an architecture that offers refuges.
Material: porcelaine, white
Image: The Split-Rocker sculpture in front of the Versailles castle, Paris, France.
Manufactory: Bernardaud, France
Diameter: 31 cm
Numbered and signed in the print
Price: CHF 490 (Aprox. $507 / € 408)
You can order the Jeff Koons plate "Split Rocker" at the Fondation Beyeler
Now also available at the Whitney Museum