Jeff Koons – Balloon Editions II – 2019

Jeff Koons - Balloon Editions II - 2019

We are delighted that we are able to offer you the Jeff Koons' limited edition balloon sculptures in new color ways:

Jeff Koons - Balloon Rabbit (Violet), Balloon Swan (Magenta) and Balloon Monkey (Orange)

Jeff Koons - Balloon Rabbit (Violet), Balloon Swan (Magenta) and Balloon Monkey (Orange)

 

Koons highly acclaimed Celebration series, starting in the early 1990s, evokes with its large-scale motifs of balloon animals, wrapped Easter eggs or stacks of play-doo, cheerful and light-hearted children’s memories of birthday parties and holidays. The iconic forms of the balloon animals – dog, swan, rabbit and monkey – have been blown up to gigantic sculptures of steel, covered with a transparent chromatic coating. This finish gives the massive artworks a fragile and light appearance. These works will now be available for collectors in a smaller size as iconic editions produced by the high-end French porcelain manufacture Bernardaud.

Jeff Koons - Balloon Edition - Monkey Orange - 2019“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

Medium: Porcelain with chromatic coating
Size Balloon Rabbit Violet: 29.2 x 13.9 x 21.0 cm (11.5 x 5.4 x 8.2 in)
Size Balloon Monkey Orange: 24.9 x 20.9 x 39.2 cm (9.8 x 8.2 x 15.4 in)
Size Balloon Swan Magenta: 24.1 x 16.4 x 21.0 cm (9.4 x 6.4 x 8.2 in)
Edition of 999 each
Stamp signed, numbered and dated
Available individually or in a set of 3 sculptures.
Price per sculpture: $ 10,500  /  € 9,250
Price for the set (matching edition numbers) : $ 31,500  /   € 27,750

Prices will be increased by $ 1,000 / € 885 on April 18th, 2019.
We can only guarantee orders at € 9,250 until April 17th, 2019 - 12:00 PM CET (noon).


You can order these lovely Jeff Koons balloon sculptures  via New Art Editions
Price will increase as editions sells out.
The sets are available for immediate delivery.
The individual sculptures are available for delivery within approx. 3 weeks.
Orders will be shipped from Switzerland.
The buyer is responsible for any applicable import charges / local taxes / etc.
When ordering please inform us about your full address details and phone number.
All sales are final.

Jeff Koons - Balloon Edition - Rabbit Violet - 2019About
Jeff Koons (born 1955) playfully tests the boundaries of commerce, celebrity, banality and pleasure. He rose to prominence in the mid-1980s as part of a generation of artists who explored the meaning of art in a media-saturated era. Koons turns banal commercial or everyday objects into art icons by using seductive materials, a shift of scale and a contextual displacement. Jeff Koons’s “Balloon Dog” (featuring his enormous iconic chromium stainless steel dogs); his large-scale vinyl “Inflatables”; or the giant “Split Rocker” all follow this principle. For instance, Jeff Koons in “Puppy” engaged the past and the present, referencing the eighteenth-century formal garden, while adding the most sugary of iconography.

“It’s basically the medium that defines people’s perceptions of the world, of life itself, how to interact with others. The media defines reality.”

Jeff Koons - Balloon Edition - Swan Magenta - 2019JEFF KOONS

Originally licensed as a commodities broker, Koons decided to become an artist in the late 1970s and moved from Wall Street into a factory-like studio in SoHo with hundreds of assistants. Since then, he has produced different iconic series, like the “Pre-New”, a series of domestic objects in strange new configurations, and “The Equilibrium” series, consisting of basketballs floating in distilled water tanks. The “Banality” series, which includes Jeff Koons´s “Michael Jackson and Bubbles” and “Woman in Tub”, among others, is characterised by oddly eroticised, comic and kitsch images. However, it is indeed Koons’s “Made in Heaven” series that is his most provocative and controversial work, in which he examines the place of sexuality in visual culture. Koons is widely regarded as one of the most important, influential and controversial contemporary artists. He constantly tests the boundaries between art and commerce, high culture and mass culture, ready-made and art object, by decontextualising his objects and lifting them to iconic status. Jeff Koons´s art is the result of his intention to bring it out of the enclave of the genius-driven artist into the realms of contemporary pop and commerce-driven culture.

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