“Balloon Swan” revisits Jeff Koons’s monumental sculpture of the same title from the highly acclaimed Celebration Series. Here, the knotted sculpture of a swan brings humor and Koons's unparalleled optimistic ideology into an accessible form. This adaptation, created in partnership with the porcelain manufacturer, Bernardaud in Limoges, sees Koons’s perfectionist approach condensed to a comparatively intimate scale.

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Produced by Bernardaud in Limoges, France

No apparent condition issues; sealed in original packaging.

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Rising to prominence from the East Village scene of 1980s New York, Jeff Koons (b. 1955) stands as one of the most recognizable artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Koons combines the legacy of Marcel Duchamp’s readymade, the Pop aesthetic of Andy Warhol, and the industrial embrace of Minimalism to create works that elevate the low-brow and kitsch to a scale of monumentality worthy of the art historical canon. Whether it’s the massive, shining balloon animals of the “Celebration” series or the pristine porcelain statuary of Michael Jackson and his pet monkey, Bubbles, Koons’s works are immediately recognizable, even if their sincerity remains unclear.

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Balloon Swan (Yellow), 2017
Lot Number 10
Porcelain and yellow metallic finish with original case
9.5 x 6.375 x 8.25 in (24.13 x 16.19 x 20.96 cm)
Edition of 999
Signature, edition number, title, and date fired onto the base

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Balloon Swan (Yellow)
  • Dimensions
    9.5 x 6.375 x 8.25 in (24.13 x 16.19 x 20.96 cm)