«At Christie’s Tuesday night, Balloon Dog (Orange) by Jeff Koons — an American artist known for brightly colored reflective sculptures that resemble balloons — was sold to an anonymous telephone bidder for $58.4 million, surpassing initial $55 million estimates to become “the most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction,” according to the New York Times.»
Here are some more of the artist’s balloon sculptures:
(L-R) Balloon Swan (Blue), Ballon Monkey (Red), Balloon Rabbit (Yellow) at the Gagosian Gallery in New York City on May 9, 2013.
Sacred Heart (Red/Gold) at the roof garden of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on April 21, 2008.
Tulips and Balloon Flower pictured on October 29, 2008, at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.