Balloon Dog (Blue)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating
121 x 143 x 45 inches 
307.3 x 363.2 x 114.3 cm 
© Jeff Koons
5 unique versions (Blue, Magenta, Yellow, Orange, Red)
1994-2000


Balloon Dog

Details

Balloon Dog (Blue)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating
121 x 143 x 45 inches 
307.3 x 363.2 x 114.3 cm 
© Jeff Koons
5 unique versions (Blue, Magenta, Yellow, Orange, Red)
1994-2000

Balloon Dog (Magenta)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating121 x 143 x 45 inches 307.3 x 363.2 x 114.3 cm © Jeff Koons5 unique versions (Blue, Magenta, Yellow, Orange, Red)1994-2000

Balloon Dog (Yellow)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating121 x 143 x 45 inches 307.3 x 363.2 x 114.3 cm © Jeff Koons5 unique versions (Blue, Magenta, Yellow, Orange, Red)1994-2000

Balloon Dog (Orange)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating121 x 143 x 45 inches 307.3 x 363.2 x 114.3 cm © Jeff Koons5 unique versions (Blue, Magenta, Yellow, Orange, Red)1994-2000

Balloon Dog (Red)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating121 x 143 x 45 inches 307.3 x 363.2 x 114.3 cm © Jeff Koons5 unique versions (Blue, Magenta, Yellow, Orange, Red)1994-2000

EXHIBITED: 

"Apocalypse: Beauty & Horror in Contemporary Art", Royal Academy of Arts, London, England, September 19, 2000, p. 240, illustrated in color (Red)

"Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons: Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collections", Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, October 7, 2001 - January 6, 2002; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., March 16 - June 3, 2002; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachussetts, July 28 - October 20, 2002, p. 28, illustrated in color (Blue)

"Jeff Koons", Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy, June 9 - September 15, 2003, p. 87, illustrated in color (Red)

"Jeff Koons: Highlights of 25 Years", C&M Arts, New York, New York, April 7 - June 5, 2004, pl. 4, illustrated in color (Orange)

"Shiny", Wexner Center for the Arts,Columbus, Ohio, September 16 - December 31, 2006, n.p., illustrated in color (Blue)

"Where are We Going: Selections from the François Pinault Collection", Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
April 30 – October 1, 2006, pp. 45 and 248, illustrated in color (Magenta)

"Re-Object: Marcel Duchamp, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Gerhard Merz", Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
February 17 – May 13, 2007, pp. 105, 109 and 113, illustrated in color (Blue)

"The François Pinault Collection: a Post-Pop Selection", Palazzo Grassi,Venice, Italy, November 11, 2006 - March 11, 2007, illustrated (Magenta)

"Transformation", Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, 2008, (Blue)

"Jeff Koons on the Roof", Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, April 22 - October 26 2008, (Yellow)

"Jeff Koons", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, May 31 - September 21, 2008, pp. 80-81 (detail), 83, illustrated in color (Orange)

"Jeff Koons Versailles", Chateau de Versailles, France, October 9, 2008 - April 1, 2009, pp. 31, 32-34 (detail), 35, 134, 166, illustrated in color, installation shots (Magenta)

"Jeff Koons - Celebration", Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany, October 31, 2008 - February 8, 2009, pp. 14 (detail), 53, 82 (detail), illustrated in color (Red)

LITERATURE: 

David Bowie, “Super-Banalism and the Innocent Salesman”, Modern Painters, Spring 1998, pp. 27-34, illustration of the model on p. 31

Exh. Cat., Athens, DESTE Foundation, Jeff Koons: A Millenium Celebration, 1999, pp 40-41, illustrated (work in progress)

Exh. Cat., New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Jeff Koons: Easyfun – Etheral, 2000, fig. 9, p. 26, illustrated in color (installation view) (Red)

“Advance Billing”, The Boston Globe, June 6, 2002, illustrated (Blue)

“MFA Looking for a Few Good Canines and Their Owners,” Boston Herald, July 3, 2002, illustrated (Blue)

“Pet Art,” Gloucester Daily Times, July 9, 2002, [installation view] (Blue)

“Fetching Display,” The Patriot Ledger, July 12, 2002, [installation view] (Blue)

Christine Temin, “The Collector,” The Boston Globe, July 21, 2002, sec. L, p. 1, illustrated (Blue)

John Lehman, “Fun Pop,” The Patriot Ledger, July 20 –21, 2002, p. 25, illustrated (Blue)

Giancarlo Politi, “Jeff Koons An Interview by the Readers of Flash Art,” Flash Art, January-February, 2005, p. 90, illustrated

“Jeff Koons Makes Pop Art with No Apologies,” Baltimore Sun, April 9, 2005, [pages?]

Kelly Devine Thomas, “The Selling of Jeff Koons.” Art News, vol. 104, no. 5, May 2005, pp. 114-121, illustrated in color on the front and back cover (Magenta)

Takashi Murakami, “Kaibustu-Art” (Art of Monster), Yomiuri Newspaper, June 2005, p. 40

Exh. Cat., New York, Japan Society, Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture, p. 284

Beaux Arts Magazine, France, August 2006, illustrated in color on the cover (Magenta)

Kurt Shaw, “1958: A Good Year for Art”, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 15, 2006

Christos Tolera, “To whim or not to whim”, Cent, No. 8, Autumn/Winter 2006, pp. 18-19, illustrated in color (installation view) (Blue)

Christa Dietrich, “Eben hineinstolpern ins Glück”, Vorarlberger Nachrichten, Austria, February 17, 2007, A1, D7, Photograph VN/ Hofmeister. (Blue?)

Exh. Cat., Athens, DESTE Foundation and traveling, Dream & Trauma: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, 2007 (Red)

Hans-Joachim Müller, “Immer schon kuhl bleiben: Hirst, Merz, Koons: ‘Re-Object’ im Kunsthaus Bregenz.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Mittwoch, February 21, 2007, Nr. 44, p. 37, illustrated in color (Blue)

Camilla Long, “Loony Koons”, Tatler, vol. 3, no. 5, May 2007, pp. 11,116-122.

Michelle Kuo, “Industrial Revolution: On the History of Fabrication”, Artforum, October 2007), illustrated (Orange)

Ann Landi, “How Jeff Koons Became a Superstar: Kelly Devine Thomas tracked the way an artist shaped his own career (Top Ten)”, ARTnews, November 2007, p. 187

Jori Finkel,.“LA’s Art House Director”, Departures Magazine, November/December 2007, pp. 200-202, illustrated

Vicky Ward, “François Pinault’s Ultimate Luxury”, Vanity Fair, December 2007, pp. 222-231, illustrated in color on p. 231 (Magenta)

Michael Duncan, “LACMA Sizes Up”, Art in America, May 2008, pp. 66-71, illustrated in color on page 68 (Blue)

Blake Gopnik, “Man from Mars Comes in peace”, The Washington Post, June 17, 2008, illustrated (Orange)

Akemia Nakamura, “Artistic Hues”, Vogue Nippon, May 2008, no. 105, p. 143, illustrated

Daniel Schneider, “Market Index: Jeff Koons”, ArtForum, April 2008, pp. 310-311, illustrated in color (Yellow)

Susan Stamberg, “Jeff Koons Has a Ta-Da Moment in Chicago”, NPR, morning edition, July 25, 2008

Hans Werner Holzwarth, Jeff Koons, Cologne, 2008, pp. 61 and 423, illustrated

Francesco Bonami, “Jeff Koons”, Panorama First, no. 4, 2008, pp. 112-118, illustrated in color on p. 117, (Red) Fetching Display,” The Patriot Ledger, July 12, 2002, [installation view]

Finkel, Jori. “LA’s Art House Director.” Departures Magazine (November/December 2007): 200-202. [Balloon Dog (Blue) illustrated]

Giancarlo Politi, “Jeff Koons An Interview by the Readers of Flash Art,” Flash Art, January February, 2005, p. 90

“Jeff Koons Makes Pop Art with No Apologies,” Baltimore Sun, April 9, 2005, [pages] have online, get hard copy

Kuo, Michelle. “Industrial Revolution: On the History of Fabrication.” Artforum (October 2007). [Balloon Dog (Orange) illustrated]

Kurt Shaw, “1958: A Good Year for Art”. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 15, 2006,

Landi, Ann. “How Jeff Koons Became a Superstar: Kelly Devine Thomas tracked the way an artist shaped his own career (Top Ten).” ARTnews (November 2007), 187

Lehman, John, “Fun Pop,” The Patriot Ledger, July 20 –21, 2002, p. 25 [illustrated]

Long, Camilla. “Loony Koons.” Tatler, v. 3, no. 5 (May 2007): 11,116-122. [Balloon Dog (Magenta) illustrated].

“MFA Looking for a Few Good Canines and Their Owners,”

Müller, Hans-Joachim. “Immer schon kuhl bleiben: Hirst, Merz, Koons: ‘Re-Object’ im Kunsthaus Bregenz.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Mittwoch, 21. February 2007, Nr. 44): 37. [Balloon Dog (Blue) illustrated]

“Pet Art,” Gloucester Daily Times, July 9, 2002, [installation view]

Politi, Giancarlo. “Jeff Koons An Interview by the Readers of Flash Art,” Flash Art, January February, 2005, p. 90

Shaw, Kurt. “1958: A Good Year for Art”. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 15, 2006,

Takashi Murakami, “Kaibustu-Art” (Art of Monster). Yomiuri Newspaper, June 2005, p. 40

Temin, Christine. “The Collector,” The Boston Globe, July 21, 2002, sec. L, p. 1 [illustrated]

Tolera, Christos. “To whim or not to whim.” Cent (No. 8, Autum/ Winter 2006): 18-19. [Installation view of Balloon Dog (Blue)]

Thomas, Kelly Devine. “The Selling of Jeff Koons.” Art News 104, no. 5 (May 2005): front and back cover, 114-121. [illustrated]