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Jeff Koons’ Dog Day

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by Promila Shastri last modified Nov 14, 2013

Jeff Koons may or may not be the Rodney Dangerfield of the contemporary art world, but there can be no doubt as to the esteem with which collectors, if not critics, view his work. This week, Koons became the auction world’s most celebrated living artist when Balloon Dog (Orange), a — Continue reading …




 

 

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Jeff Koons may or may not be the Rodney Dangerfield of the contemporary art world, but there can be no doubt as to the esteem with which collectors, if not critics, view his work.

This week, Koons became the auction world’s most celebrated living artist when Balloon Dog (Orange), a mammoth polished stainless steel sculpture created in the 1990s, and now a bona fide pop cultural icon, sold for a staggering $58.4 million at Christie’s New York.

One, in a series of 5 dog sculptures of varying colors which uncannily replicate the weightless luster of Mylar balloons, Balloon Dog (Orange) was snapped up by an anonymous buyer—ensuring that Jeff Koons, once the laughing stock of the art world, will be getting a satisfying last laugh.
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Images: El Pais, Art21, New York Post


 

 

 
 
 

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