Sale: 513 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 11. 2020 in Munich Lot 121

 
121
Jeff Koons
Balloon Dogs. Balloon Dog (Yellow). Balloon Dog (Orange). Balloon Dog (Magenta), 2015.
3 Multiples. Porcelain with high-gloss metal co...
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,400
Sold:
€ 25,000 / $ 29.250

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Balloon Dogs. Balloon Dog (Yellow). Balloon Dog (Orange). Balloon Dog (Magenta). 2015.
3 Multiples. Porcelain with high-gloss metal coating.
Each typographically dated, numbered and inscribed on the underside. From an edition of 2300 copies. Each ca. 26.5 x 26.5 x 12.7 cm (10.4 x 10.4 x 5 in).
Made by Bernardaud, Manufacture de Porcelaine, Limoges, France. [SL].
• Multiples full of shimmering colors and with a lot of irony.
• The colorful Balloon Dogs are one of Koon’s most sought-after series.
• The artist is one of the main representatives of the neo-pop art movement.
• His works are shown in international museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, or the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain
.

Accompanied by a certificate from the manufactory and with gift box designed by Jeff Koons. With instructions on the object's handling and care.

"Balloon Dog […]. That's an optimistic piece. It's like a balloon a clown would make at a kids birthday party. At the same time its like a Trojan horse: other things are hiden inside. Perhaps that's because of the work's sexual character."
Jeff Koons in an interview with David Sylvester February 6, 2000, in: Jeff Koons. Easyfun-Ethereal, Ostfildern-Ruit 2000, p. 31.

121
Jeff Koons
Balloon Dogs. Balloon Dog (Yellow). Balloon Dog (Orange). Balloon Dog (Magenta), 2015.
3 Multiples. Porcelain with high-gloss metal co...
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,400
Sold:
€ 25,000 / $ 29.250

(incl. 25% surcharge)