When asked to create an artwork based on the egg for Elephant Family and Studio in a School, I immediately thought to incorporate a gazing ball into the work. The egg has been opened up in the center, making reference to modernist sculptures, which generally used the egg shape to refer to a family unit. As its base, we have the yin and yang, the masculine and feminine qualities of the animated seal and walrus, along with the sense of the family unit. The work displays enjoyment of both profound internalizing along with the experience of external vastness.


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Jeff Koons (American, b. 1955) is an artist who lives and works in New York City. Widely recognized for his reproductions of mundane objects, most notably, large-scale balloon animals in stainless steel, his work explores issues that span sex, desire, race, gender, celebrity, media, commerce, and fame. Koons studied painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Maryland Institute College of Art. After his formal studies, he moved to New York and worked at the membership desk of the Museum of Modern Art while establishing himself as an artist. Presently, his “Balloon Dog (Orange)” holds the record for the most expensive artwork ever sold by an artist, which went for an unprecedented $58.4 Million at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale in 2013.

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Untitled, 2014
Lot Number 271
Polychromed polyurethane, mirror polished stainless steel, paint
Dimensions Variable - Height: 40 inches

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  • Dimensions
    Dimensions Variable - Height: 40 inches