Jeff Koons

Balloon Animals (Collector´s Set)

Jeff Koons

Balloon Animals (Collector´s Set)

Price: $95,000.00

Framing not included

Details

Year:
2017-2019
Technique:
Porcelain with chromatic coating
Edition Size:
40 matching edition numbers, from the original edition of 999
Dimensions:
Rabbit: 29 x 13 x 21 cm (11.5 x 5.4 x 8.2 in)
Monkey: 24 x 20 x 39 cm (9.8 x 8.2 x 15.4 in)
Swan: 24 x 16 x 21 cm (9.4 x 6.4 x 8.2 in)

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About the Artwork

We are thrilled to offer you an exclusive, limited edition, the Collector´s Set of the Balloon Animals. Incorporating the vocabulary of Jeff Koons´s iconic Celebration series; the Balloon Rabbit, Balloon Monkey, and Balloon Swan, that marked a spectacular new chapter in the artist´s oeuvre.

The limited-edition, now in a matching edition number - only 40 editions created, touches on various important subjects of the history of art; such as the biblical creation, our anti-aging obsession, the memento mori, cheating death, as well as through its materiality; porcelain with chromatic coating. Koons democratizes porcelain, a material once used exclusively for kings, to the masses, and the reflection of the Balloon Animals adds elements of the Greek myth of Narcissus - "if you don´t move, nothing happens", as Koons has said.

The six artwork figures presented as a set have been very successful and performed very well in the auction market. Last June, in 2019, it was first offered at the Dorotheum as a matching edition number set and it sold for $85,000. In 3 months another matching Collector´s Set was offered at Phillips, in New York, and the price it fetched was over $93,000 - a price increase of 10%. This year, in January 2020, another matching set was offered, at Phillips in London, and it sold for $100,000 – an almost 20% price increase in 6 months. It is interesting to notice that despite the geographic location; Vienna, New York, and London, these Jeff Koons Balloon Animals, in matching edition number, are very desirable and they have shown price appreciation in a very short amount of time.

About the Artist

Jeff Koons art edition Weng Contemporary

Jeff Koons (born 1955) playfully tests the boundaries of commerce, celebrity, banality and pleasure. He turns banal commercial or everyday objects into art icons by using seductive materials, a shift of scale and a contextual displacement.