News Articles Library Event Photos Contact Search

Displaying items by tag: puppy

On June 25, Jeff Koons’s massive, flowering sculpture “Split-Rocker” will go on view at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Weighing in at 150 tons and standing 37 feet tall, the sculpture features two halves -- one based on a toy pony belonging to one of Koons’s sons, and the other based on a toy dinosaur. The two pieces come together to form the head of a giant child’s rocker. The work will be covered in over 50,000 living plants, including petunias, begonias, impatiens, geraniums, and marigolds.

Backed by Gagosian Gallery, which represents Koons, and organized by the Public Art Fund and real estate company Tishman Speyer, the installation will coincide with the opening of a Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art on June 27. Best known for his reproductions of banal objects, Koons has never been the subject of a retrospective surveying the full scope of his career. The exhibition at the Whitney will present more than 120 objects dating from 1978 to the present, making it the most comprehensive ever devoted to the artist’s groundbreaking oeuvre.

Published in News

Jeff Koons’ coveted sculpture Balloon Dog (Orange) will be part of Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale on November 12, 2013 in New York. The avid art collector and paper magnate, Peter Brant, is selling the 10-foot-high sculpture, which is one of the most recognizable pieces of 20th century art. The funds from the sale will be used to create an endowment for the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, which is located in Greenwich, CT and presents two annual exhibitions drawn from Brant’s illustrious collection of contemporary art.

Balloon Dog carries a pre-sale estimate of $35 million to $55 million and is one in a series of five sculptures created in the early 1990s. The other sculptures reside in the collections of renowned collectors Steven A. Cohen, Eli Broad, Francois Pinault and Dakis Joannou.

Brant will hang on to his other works by Koons including a 43-foot-tall terrier made from over 70,000 flowering plants titled Puppy.

Published in News