Jeff Koons, Balloon Rabbit (Violet), 2019
|Artist:||Jeff Koons (1955 - )|
|Title:||Balloon Rabbit (Violet), 2019|
|Medium:||Porcelain sculpture with chromatic coating|
|Image:||Dimensions: 11 1/2 in x 5 3/8 in x 8 3/16 in (29.2 cm x 13.9 cm x 21.0 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 Rabbit, 2019 was inspired by Koons’ upbringing in rural Pennsylvania, where he would often see local residents display seasonal decorations in their yards, such as rabbit sculptures at Easter. Struck by the generosity of his neighbors to create such spirited garden arrangements, Koons was inspired to create art that would both give pleasure and not intimidate viewers. While the rabbit may appear to be a small, timid creature, it offers bigger lessons about life as a symbol of fertility, sentiment and new life. Executed in a luminous violet, the rabbit is elevated by the use of a color closely associated with royalty, wealth and dignity. The simple form and rich symbolic color present an interesting dynamic between vulnerability and power, and the image of a gentle creature that inspires love and tenderness, created with the simplicity of a child’s balloon, engages the viewer emotionally and intellectually.
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 Rabbit, 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.