Balloon Dogs - Yellow, Magenta, Orange. 2015. 3 Multiples. Porcelain with high-gloss metal coating. Each typographically dated, inscribed and numbered on underside. From an edition of 2,300 copies each. Each ca. 27 x 27 x 12 cm (10.6 x 10.6 x 4.7 in). Made by Bernardaud, Manufacture de Porcelaine, Limoges (France). With the certificates from the manufactory and a gift box designed by Jeff Koons. With explanations on the object's care. [CB]. This is the first time that a 3-piece set of the "Balloon Dogs" with identical numbers in a custom made gift box is offered. The lot is called up without a reserve price.
"Ballon Dog […]. That is a very optimistic piece. It's like the type of balloon a clown at a birthday party would make. At the same time it is a Trojan Horse: there are other things hiding inside, perhaps that's because of the work's sexual character." Jeff Koons in an interview with David Sylvester on February 6th 2000, in: Jeff Koons. Easyfun-Ethereal, Ostfildern-Ruit 2000, p. 31.