© Jeff Koons
With the Balloon Dog collector’s edition made of high-quality porcelain, Koons took up the iconic motif of his oversized Balloon Dog sculptures from the famous Celebration series, created between 1994 and 2000.
FIRST SCULPTURES AT THE AGE OF 9
Koons made his first porcelain sculpture in the form of a swan when he was only 9 years old, laying the basis for the Balloon Swan.
Decades later, Koons transforms his childhood memories into seductively reflective sculptures whose lighthearted motifs bring to mind the fleeting nature of all of life’s pleasures, taking Koons‘ world-famous Celebration Series as a model.
Jeff Koons with Rabbit (1986) Photo by David Fischer, 2019
Art is something that happens inside us. We look at things in the world, and we become excited by them. We understand our own possibilities of becoming. And that's what art is.