Artist: Jeff Koons
Title: Balloon Dog (Blue)
Size: 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 5 inches
Edition: of 2300 plus 50 APs 2002
Condition of this particular blue dog is museum grade quality.
Most often handling instructions are not followed with these delicate pieces. It is important to only handle with soft museum cotton gloves. As a result many of these works have been damaged with finger prints and light surface scratching. It is very important that the previous owner of this piece took the care instruction seriously.
There are no flaws or handling issues. The box has minor damage and is typical with these pieces. Comes with the original stand, certificate of authenticity, and of course the blue dog. This Blue Dog is listed with the best offer option and the first to meet our bottom line will take this puppy home!
Balloon Dog is an iconic work within the highly acclaimed Celebration series, which Jeff Koons began in the mid 1990s. The Celebration artworks reference certain times of year (holidays and birthdays) but also the celebration of the cycle of life. What else could suggest the cheer of children’s parties more eloquently than a colorful balloon, twisted into the instantly recognizable form of a dog. According to the artist, “It is about celebration and childhood and color and simplicity – but it’s also a Trojan horse. It’s a Trojan horse to the whole body of art work.” Balloon Dog has the profoundness of an archaic sculpture. The monumental Balloon Dog sculptures were made from precision engineered mirror polished stainless steel and finished with a transparent coating of either blue, magenta, orange, red, or yellow. Despite its ten-foot and one ton metal, no detail was spared in the rendering of the Balloon Dog’s form.
The artist’s exacting standards are one of the most captivating aspects of Koons’s art as captured in the porcelain Balloon Dog (Blue), which simulates the mirror-polished stainless steel of the monumental sculpture with its metallic blue finish and then attached to a reflective porcelain plate.