French Limoges porcelain with chromatic coating
34.9 × 39.2 × 20.9 cm (13.7 × 15.4 × 8.2 in)
Signature is placed on the underside of each edition next to the handwritten edition number. The edition is accompanied by a certificate.
Copyright of all images Jeff Koons.
This set of Jeff Koons´ Balloon Animals II includes the newest limited editions made of highly reflective porcelain, covering the remaining canonic Koons colors. Incorporating the vocabulary of his iconic Celebration sculptures, Balloon Rabbit, Balloon Monkey, and Balloon Swan marked a spectacular new chapter in Jeff Koons’s oeuvre.
The American artist has been interested in cultural subject matter with widespread appeal throughout his career. It is, therefore, fitting that the rabbit, the monkey and the swan have been recurring motifs in his body of work. These subjects have captured artist’s fascination throughout history, serving as allegorical figures for universal themes such as the pursuit of pleasure, sexuality and innocence. Koons merges these typically contradictory concepts through the reduction of the subjects to their most essential forms.
“One of the things that I’m most proud of is making work that lets viewers not feel intimidated by art, but feel that they can emotionally participate in it through their senses and their intellect and be fully engaged.” —Jeff Koons