Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Jeff Koons | Balloon Monkey (BLUE)

Jeff Koons
Balloon Monkey (BLUE)
24.9 x 20.9 x 39.2 cm
New York City, USA: Self-published, 2017
Edition of 999 copies [+ 50 AP]

Balloon Monkey (BLUE) is a porcelain, life-sized companion to the oversized stainless steel sculpture of the same name (below). From a series of three that also includes a red rabbit and a yellow swan.

Unlike the similar balloon animals mounted to plates - which sold for a few hundred dollars and quickly skyrocketed in price on the secondary market - these works are being sold for $14,000 US each. At this price, the artist stands the chance to earn almost fourteen million dollars from a single work, if the edition sells out.

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