Sunday, 20 April 2008

Balloon Dog On Roof

Jeff Koons - Balloon Dog, Yellow (1994-2000)How about this as a pressie for the girlfriend who has everything? It's big, brash, brassy and cute and wouldn't look out of place on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. But this is the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden atop the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the cutie is Balloon Dog (Yellow) by Jeff Koons. Two more of his installations - Coloring Book and Sacred Heart (Red/Gold) - will feature in Jeff Koons on the Roof, which opens on 22 April. All three works are made of chromium stainless steel with a transparent colour coating. Wear sunglasses or view on a rainy day, ideally during a thunderstorm. Imagine forked lightning reflected by Balloon Dog. Wow! (N.B. first check your life insurance policy for acts of God letout clauses.)


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