Balloon Animals (Full Set), 2017
Jeff Koons ‹Art of Balloon Twist›
Full Set of Jeff Koons Balloon Animals: # 999 / 999
Jeff Koons transforms a simple twisted balloon swan into a reflective yellow porcelain for his limited edition, Balloon Swan (Yellow. The original Balloon Swan, 2004–2011, is a monumental sculpture, standing over 3 meters high, in mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating.
Inspired by a twisted rubber balloon rabbit, Koons’s Balloon Rabbit (Red) is a highly reflective violet porcelain limited edition. The original Balloon Rabbit, 2005–2010, a three ton sculpture, standing over four meters high was made from mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating in five unique versions: blue, magenta, violet, red and yellow.
Why a rabbit? Koons replied: “It comes from my upbringing, I grew up in south-central Pennsylvania, in a rural community, and at special times of the year, people would put things out in their front yard for decoration like reindeer at Christmas time. In the spring, around Easter time, there would be inflatable rabbits.
Balloon Monkey (Blue), 2017, by Koons, is based on a balloon that is twisted into the shape of a monkey. Seven years in the making, the original Balloon Monkey, 2006–2013, is 12 ½ feet long and weighs nearly five tons. The monumental sculpture is made from mirror-polished stainless steel finished with transparent color coating in five unique versions: blue, magenta, orange, red and yellow.
Jeff Koons has been interested in cultural subject matter with widespread appeal throughout his career. It is, therefore, fitting that the monkey has been a recurring motif in his body of work.
|Edition||# 999/ 999|
|Certificate||Numbered, stamp-signed in the glaze|