Seated Ballerina, commissioned by the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on the occasion of the Museum's 50th anniversary, reproduces the famous larger-than-life sculpture Seated Ballerina in mirror-polished stainless steel.
Part of the series Antiquity, Seated Ballerina explores themes of beauty, fertility, love, and the connectivity in the artistic dialogue that spans the history of man. Jeff Koons has blended the concerns and methods of Pop, Conceptual, and the readymade with craft-making and popular culture to create his own unique iconography. Using iconography and specific materials with painstaking finishes he explores controversial and engaging themes such as sex and desire; race and gender; and celebrity, media, commerce, and fame.
“I try to educate people about materialism through my work. I try to show them real visual luxury. It’s intoxicating visually.„