Balloon Rabbit (Violet) by Jeff Koons

porcelain with chromatic coating
11.5 x 5.4 x 8.2 in (29.2 x 13.9 x 21.0 cm)
edition of 999
signed and numbered with certificate of authenticity
custom box

Produced by Bernardaud; © Jeff Koons Balloon Rabbit (Violet)

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This example is brand new and in mint condition.

Inspired by a twisted rubber balloon rabbit, Balloon Rabbit (Violet), is a highly reflective red porcelain limited edition. Incorporating the vocabulary of Koons' iconic Celebration sculptures, Balloon Rabbit, along with two other animals, Balloon Monkey and Balloon Swan, marked a spectacular new chapter in the artist's oeuvre.

One of the things that I’m most proud of is making work that lets viewers not feel intimidated by art, but feel that they can emotionally participate in it through their senses and their intellect and be fully engaged. - Jeff Koons

The idea for a Balloon Rabbit sculpture came to Koons from his upbringing in south-central Pennsylvania. At special times of the year, people would decorate their front yard with reindeer at Christmas and inflatable rabbits at Easter.  As his neighbors wished to give pleasure to other people with these decorations, the artist is proud to make art that is not intimidating for the viewers.