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Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM CDT

Tradition & Innovation

Sale 5001 Lot 58

Jeff Koons
(American, b. 1955)
Balloon Dog, 1995
signed and dated in plate
edition of 2,300
published by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
10 1/2"dia x 5"h

Museum of Contemporary Art Store, Chicago, Illinois, 03 July 2001
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalog Note:
Jeff Koons is an important and polarizing contemporary artist. One cannot argue with his success, though. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since his first solo exhibition in 1980, Koons' work has been shown in major galleries and institutions throughout the world. On offer here is an example of his iconic Balloon Dog. Large-scale public examples of this work exist, but this is a multiple presented on a plate, editioned and presented for the masses. Similar to Andy Warhol, Koons is engaged with the notion of pop cultural reproduction. Both artists' iconic copies have continued to experience increased demand from collectors and are represented in major museums worldwide. Holding his tongue firmly in his cheek, Koons has no problem leveraging his lofty position in the art world toward commercial ends.

Estimate $6,000-8,000

Sold for $7,500