The Balloon Dogs are seen as one of Koons’ most recognizable series and in 2013, Balloon Dog Orange sold at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York City for US $58.4 million, above its high US$55 million estimate, becoming the most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction.
Koons has since collaborated with famed French porcelain company Bernardaud to create miniature Balloon Dog sculptures in each of the original colors. The sculptures come as a limited edition of 2,300 and are mounted on silver-coated plates.
“The artist’s exacting standards are one of the most captivating aspects of Koons’s art as captured in the porcelain Balloon Dogs, which simulates the mirror-polished stainless steel of the monumental sculpture with its metallic …finish and then attached to a reflective porcelain plate. This highly complex project required the skill and expertise of modelers, decorators and glazers within the workshop of the company, and new technologies were created in order to meet the artist’s requirements. Jeff Koons has chosen Bernardaud for its expertise.” – Bernardaud
Balloon Dog (Orange) comes as the fifth, and final release in these series and mimics the monumental sculpture of the same name from the highly acclaimed Celebration series.
“Balloon Dog is a very optimistic piece, its a balloon that a clown would have maybe twist for you at a birthday party. But at the same time there’s the profoundness of an archaic sculpture. The piece has an interior life while the reflective exterior surface affirms the viewer through their reflection. The porcelain only accentuates the sexuality of the piece.”- Jeff Koons
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