Jeff Koons, Balloon Monkey (Orange), 2019
|Artist:||Jeff Koons (1955 - )|
|Title:||Balloon Rabbit (Violet), 2019|
|Medium:||Porcelain sculpture with chromatic coating|
|Image:||Dimensions: 9 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in x 15 7/16 in (24.9 cm x 20.9 cm x 39.2 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 999.|
|Signature:||This work is signed by Jeff Koons (York, 1955 - )|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Jeff Koons Balloon Monkey, 2019 is a captivating work both in its brilliant orange color and its subject matter — a playful image of a monkey in its simplest form. Long fascinated with subject matter that has universal appeal, Koons has used the monkey as a recurring motif in his work. This sculpture replicates the form of twisted balloons to reduce the monkey to its simplest form, celebrating the joy and innocence of childhood. The dazzling reflective orange enhances the playfulness of the piece, while recalling traditional values of success, happiness and creativity. This powerful work conveys the cheerful spirit and appeal of universally loved images that Koons uses to engage the senses and intellect of viewers, a style for which he has earned international acclaim.
American artist Jeff Koons (York, Pennsylvania 1955 - ) is internationally acclaimed for his ‘pop’ sculptures that elevate ordinary objects to artistic pieces designed to engage a broad range of viewers and, often, comment on American culture. Buoyed by the success of his iconic ‘Celebration’ series of monumental sculptures, Koons created a smaller series of Balloon Swan, Balloon Rabbit and Balloon Monkey. This limited edition work masterfully transforms each object to emulate the flawless and voluptuous appearance of an inflated ballon, twisted by unseen hands into a playful animal.
Created in 2019, this porcelain sculpture with chromatic coating is the latest release by Jeff Koons in his renowned balloon animal series. This work is signed by Jeff Koons (York, 1955 - ) and numbered from the edition of 999.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Jeff Koons Balloon Monkey, 2019 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).
1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.