Jeff Koons, Balloon Dog (Blue), 2021

Artist: Jeff Koons (1955 - )
Title:Balloon Dog (Blue), 2021
Series:Balloon Animals Series
Medium:Limoges porcelain sculpture with chromatic coating
Image Size:Dimensions: 15.7 in × 6.2 in 18.9 in (48 cm x 40 cm × 15.8 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 799.
Signature:This work is signed by Jeff Koons (York, 1955 - ) on the right front leg.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-8360
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Historical Description

Jeff Koons Balloon Dog (Blue), 2021 is a playful and vibrant blue sculpture that uses the simple form of a dog to replicate the use of twisted balloons to create animal figures.

One of the works from Koons’ renowned Balloon Animals Series, the dog’s simplified form is intended to emulate the rounded shape of an inflated balloon. The sculpture’s shape and rich color elicit a sense of happiness and playfulness, celebrating the joy and innocence of childhood.

The brilliantly reflective blue surface of the sculpture enhances the playful and cheerful spirit that is conveyed by the work’s form. Universally recognizable and loved as a symbol of childhood and creativity, Koons utilizes the symbolic nature of the sculptures’ balloon-like shape and the feelings it evokes 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 series of smaller sculptures of balloon animals, which also include Balloon Swan, Balloon Rabbit and Balloon Monkey. Each work in this limited-edition series is masterfully produced to mimic the flawless and voluptuous appearance of an inflated balloon, twisted by unseen hands into a playful animal.

Created in 2021, this Limoges porcelain sculpture with chromatic coating is one of the latest additions to Koons’ renowned balloon animal series. Jeff Koons Balloon Dog (Blue), 2021 is signed by Jeff Koons (York, Pennsylvania 1955 - ) and numbered from the edition of 799 on the right front leg.

Subject Matter: Contemporary Animals