Balloon Monkey (Orange)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating
150 x 126 x 235 inches
381 x 320 x 596.9 cm
© Jeff Koons
5 unique versions (Red, Magenta, Blue, Yellow, Orange)
2006-2013


Balloon Monkey

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Balloon Monkey (Orange)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating
150 x 126 x 235 inches
381 x 320 x 596.9 cm
© Jeff Koons
5 unique versions (Red, Magenta, Blue, Yellow, Orange)
2006-2013

Balloon Monkey (Red)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating
150 x 126 x 235 inches
381 x 320 x 596.9 cm
© Jeff Koons
5 unique versions (Red, Magenta, Blue, Yellow, Orange)
2006-2013

Balloon Monkey (Blue)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating
150 x 126 x 235 inches
381 x 320 x 596.9 cm
© Jeff Koons
5 unique versions (Red, Magenta, Blue, Yellow, Orange)
2006-2013

Balloon Monkey (Magenta)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating
150 x 126 x 235 inches
381 x 320 x 596.9 cm
© Jeff Koons
5 unique versions (Red, Magenta, Blue, Yellow, Orange)
2006-2013

EXHIBITED: 

Jeff Koons: Lost in America. Qatar Museums Al Riwaq Gallery, Doha, Qatar [November 21, 2021 - March 31, 2022] (Edition 1)

Jeff Koons. Shine. Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy [October 2, 2021 - January 31, 2022] (Edition 3)

Jeff Koons: Now. Newport Street Gallery, London, England [May 18 - October 16, 2016] (Blue)

Jeff Koons: New Paintings and Sculpture. Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York [May 9 - June 29, 2013] (Red)

Balloon Monkey (Orange), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California [January 2017 - January 6, 2019] (Orange)

LITERATURE: 

Vivienne Chow, "Christie's London to Paris Sale Makes a Steady $248 Million, Led by Blue-Chip Mainstays and a $12.4 Million Jeff Koons Monkey," Artnet News, June 28, 2022, (color ill.).  (Magenta) 

"Proceeds from Jeff Koons' balloon monkey to help Ukraine," Monopol (Germany), June 9, 2022, (Magenta).

"A Jeff Koons sculpture up for auction to help Ukraine," Exibart (Italy), June 8, 2022, (color ill.). (Magenta)

Sarah Cascone, "Billionaire Victor Pinchuk’s Jeff Koons Balloon Sculpture Could Fetch Over $10 Million at Auction to Benefit Ukraine," Artnet News, June 7, 2022, (color ill.). (Magenta)

Chiara Giacobelli, "Visitare Firenze, un'idea per le feste," Huffington Post (Italy), December 30, 2021, (color ill.). (Blue)

Fabio Tallone, "Jeff Koons fa il suo ingresso nel mondo NFT con un incredibile viaggio sulla luna," Artslife (Italy), March 30, 2022, (color ill.). (Yellow)

Will Gottsegen, "Jeff Koons’ First NFT Project Is a Riff on Crypto’s ‘Moon’ Meme," Coin Desk, March 29, 2022, (color ill.). (Blue)

Bianca Brigitte Bonomi, "Jeff Koons in Qatar: The American Artist’s Lost in America Exhibition Is One Not To Be Missed…," Harper's Bazaar Arabia, March 25, 2022, (color ill.). (Yellow)

Davide Maria Mannocchi, "Jeff Koons perde in giudizio. Il tribunale di Milano conferma l’autenticità di un’opera dell’artista a favore di un collezionista italiano," Inside Art (Italy), March 11, 2022, (color ill.). (Blue)

Zsófi Tillinger, " The Man Who Took Kitsch to Heaven - Interview with Jeff Koons," Roadster (Hungary), March 6, 2022, (color ill.). (Yellow)

Kübra Knife, "Jeff Koons' First Exhibition in the Middle East," Alem Magazine (Turkey), March 2, 2022, (color ill.). (Yellow)

Emma Couffin, "De Jeff Koons à Picasso, on vous a demandé quel artiste était le plus surcoté," Konbini (France), April 8, 2022, (color ill.). (Blue)

Carlie Porterfield, "Jeff Koons will send art sculptures to the moon," Forbes Brazil, April 4, 2022, (color ill.). (Yellow)

Ashleigh Kane, "Debunking the biggest myths around Jeff Koons," Dazed, January 21, 2022, (color ill.). (Yellow)

Domenico Sgambati, "Jeff Koons Graffiti, a Palazzo Strozzi," Exibart (Italy), January 15, 2022, (color ill.). (Blue)

GianAngelo Pistoia, "Koons, Donatello e Eliasson in mostra a Palazzo Strozzi," La Voce del Nord Est (Italy), January 6, 2022, (color ill.). (Blue)

Paul Laster, "Jeff Koons in His Own Words," Ocula (London, UK), January 5, 2022, (color ill.). (Yellow)

Elio Grazioli, "Il brillante desiderio di Jeff Koons," Doppiozero (Italy), January 2, 2022, (color ill.). (Blue)

Phyllis Tuchman, "Jeff Koons Looks Back on a Life in the Art World," Town & Country, December 20, 2021, (color ill.). (Yellow)

Benjamin Locoge, "Jeff Koons, La World Compagnie," Paris Match (France), n°3789, December 16 to 22, 2021, (color ill.). (Yellow)

Dario Pappalardo, "Jeff Koons e gli sceicchi dell'arte," La Repubblica (Italy), November 26, 2021, (color ill.). (Yellow)

Grażyna Bastek, "Ai Weiwei and Jeff Koons: Delight and Shine," Vogue Poland, November 29, 2021, (color ill.). (Blue)

Maurizio Amore, "L’arte neo-pop di Jeff Koons fa risplendere Firenze," La Repubblica (Italy), November 29, 2021, (color ill.). (Blue)

Daniel Cisi, "Shine. Le scintillanti opere di Jeff Koons in mostra a Firenze a Palazzo Strozzi," Glitch Magazine (Italy), November 27, 2021, (color ill.). (Blue)

Martin Holman, "Exhibition review: Jeff Koons. Shine at Palazzo Strozzi," The Florentine (Florence, Italy), November 18, 2021, (color ill.). (Blue)

Natalia Gierowska, "Jeff Koons. Shine," The Brooklyn Rail, November 2, 2021, (color ill.). (Blue)

Harriet Lloyd-Smith, "At home with Jeff Koons," Wallpaper (London, UK), October 22, 2021, (color ill.). (Blue)

Silvia Airoldi, "L'agenda delle mostre da vedere questa settimana in tutta Italia," Elle Decor (Italy), October 9, 2021, (color ill.). (Blue)

Stefan Kobel, "Exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi: Jeff Koons' Ode to Beauty," Handelsblatt (Germany), October 7, 2021, (color ill.) (Blue) 

Lucia Mannella, "Le sculture di Jeff Koons splendono a Palazzo Strozzi," Corriere della Sera (Italy), October 4, 2021, (color ill.). (Blue)

Francesca Ame, "Il più grande Jeff Koons: l'artista dell'iperbole in mostra a Firenze," Vanity Fair (Italy), Ocotber 1, 2021, (color ill.). (Blue)

"Jeff Koons ‘Shine’ at Palazzo Strozzi until January 30, 2022," The Florentine (Italy), September 30, 2021, (color ill.). (Blue) 

Costanza Baldini, "Jeff Koons la “rock star” dell’arte contemporanea porta a Firenze le sue sculture scintillanti," Intoscana (Italy), September 30 , 2021, (color ill.). (Blue) 

"Qatar Museums to present first exhibition by Jeff Koons in Gulf Region," Gulf Times (Qatar), September 13, 2021, (color ill.). (Yellow)

"Jojora's Contemporary Art Walk 21) Artists' Branding Strategy," Jnilbo (Korea), February 14, 2021, online (color ill.). (Red)

Jeff Koons. Lost in America, exh. cat., ed. Massimiliano Gioni (Milan: Skira, 2021). (Yellow)

Gagosian Store Ad with Jeff Koons's Balloon Animals Bernardaud," ed. Alison McDonald, Gagosian Quarterly (Summer 2020), (color ill. pp. 97-98, Fondation Beyeler installation). (Orange)

"PHOTOS: A look inside the Booth estate," Statesman, February 13, 2020, (color ill., outdoor installation, photo by Nell Carroll). (Red)

Payal Uttam, "The Biggest Sales of the 2010s," Artsy, December 19, 2019, online (color ill., Christie’s installation). (Orange)

Xa Sturgis and Norman Rosenthal, Jeff Koons at the Ashmolean, exh. cat. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2019), p. 18 (color ill. p. 19, Gagosian installation), p. 23. (Red)

Marielle Wakim, "Can You Guess Which Jeff Koons Balloon Animal Is Being Built at LACMA as We Speak?," Los Angeles Magazine, December 13, 2018, online (color ill., Newport Street Gallery installation), (color ill., Christie’s installation). (Blue, Orange)

"Jeff Koons for Bernardaud," Pursuitist, June 2017 (Blue) 

Stephanie Eckardt, "Jeff Koons Will Collaborate with Anyone, From Louis Vuitton to Phone Cases and Lady Gaga," W Magazine, April 11, 2017, (color ill.). (Blue)

Martin Gayford, "Like Rubens, Jeff Koons’s work is about repetition, fertility and sex – and piping," The Spectator, June 11, 2016, online (color ill.). (Blue)

Farah Nayeri, "Damien Hirst to Open a Jeff Koons Show at His London Museum," The New York Times, May 16, 2016, online (color ill.). (Blue)

Michael Archer and Hugh Allen, Jeff Koons: Now, exh. cat. (London: Other Criteria, 2016), p. 8, p. 76 (color ill. p. 77), p. 83 (color ill. p. 83). (Blue)

Michael Archer and Hugh Allen, Jeff Koons: Now, with installation images, exh. cat. (London: Other Criteria, 2016), p. 8, p. 76 (color ill. p. 77), (color ill. pp. 82-83, Newport Street Gallery installation), p. 103 (color ill. p. 103). (Blue)

Michaël Amy, "A Supreme Trouble-Maker in Crowd-Pleasing," Sculpture 34, no. 2 (March 2015), (color ill. p. 58, Gagosian installation), p. 59. (Red)

Antonio Damasio, Jeffrey Deitch, Isabelle Graw, Achim Hochdörfer, Michelle Kuo, Rachel Kushner, Pamela M. Lee, Scott Rothkopf, and Alexander Nagel, Jeff Koons: Retrospectiva, ed. Scott Rothkopf, exh. cat. (Bilbao: Guggenheim Bilbao, Companhia Empreendimento Sabara, 2015), p. 159 (color ill. p. 159, fig. 8, Gagosian Gallery installation). (Red)

Henri-Francois Debailleux, "Jeff Koons: Faiseur d’icônes," Text in French) L'oeil (Paris) 674 (December 2014), p. 8.

Christie's: Jeff Koons Balloon Monkey (Orange), November 11, 2014, (color ill. cover). (Orange)

Katya Kazakina, "Oversized $30 Million Koons Monkey Heads to Christie’s," Bloomberg, October 2, 2014, (Red)

Manami Fujimori, "Jeff Koons," (Text in Japanese) Art Techo (Japan) 66, no. 1012, (October 2014), (color ill. p. 78, Gagosian Gallery installation). (Red)

Jae-Su Kim, "A Magician of Creation and Destruction," (Text in Japanese) Art in Asia (Japan), August 2014, (color ill., Gagosian Gallery installation). (Red)

Ingrid Sischy, "Jeff Koons is Back!" Vanity Fair (July 2014), (color ill., Gagosian Gallery installation). (Red)

"Sotheby's eyeing $25 million for Jeff Koons' 'Popeye'," Examiner, April 14, 2014.

Antonio Damasio, Jeffrey Deitch, Isabelle Graw, Achim Hochdörfer, Michelle Kuo, Rachel Kushner, Pamela M. Lee, Scott Rothkopf, and Alexander Nagel, Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, Whitney Museum of American Art, ed. Scott Rothkopf, exh. cat. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2014), p. 149 (color ill. p. 149, fig. 8, Gagosian Gallery installation). (Red)

Bernard Blistène, Antonio Damasio, Jeffrey Deitch, Isabelle Graw, Achim Hochdörfer, Michelle Kuo, Rachel Kushner, Pamela M. Lee, Scott Rothkopf, and Alexander Nagel, Jeff Koons: La Rétrospective, ed. Scott Rothkopf, exh. cat. (New York and Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2014), p. 157 (color ill. p. 157, fig. 8, Gagosian Gallery installation). (Red)

Jeff Koons: Conversations with Norman Rosenthal (Thames & Hudson, 2014). (Red)

Norman Rosenthal, Jeff Koons: New Paintings and Sculpture, ed. Rebecca Sternthal, exh. cat. (New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2014), p. 16, (color ill. pp. 76-77, Gagosian Gallery installation), p. 82 (color ill. p. 83), (color ill. pp. 84-85, detail), (color ill. pp. 86-87, Gagosian Gallery installation, back view), p. 97 (color ill. p. 97).  (Red)

Jason Edward Kaufman, "King of Kitsch," Black Card Mag, Fall 2013, (color ill. p. 242, Gagosian Gallery installation). (Red)

David Behringer, "A Closer Look at Jeff Koons," Design Milk, June 18, 2013, (color ill., Gagosian Gallery installation), (color ill., details, Gagosian Gallery installation). (Red)

Roberta Smith, "Gladiatorial Combat: The Battle of the Big," The New York Times, May 16, 2013, online. (Red)

Andrew Russeth, "'Jeff Koons - New Paintings and Sculpture' at Gagosian Gallery and 'Jeff Koons- Gazing Ball' at David Zwirner," Gallerist, May 14, 2013, online. (Red)

"Jeff Koons Sticks With Gagosian For New Spring Exhibition," Artlyst, May 7, 2013. (Red)

Tracy Zwick, "Double-Barrel Frieze-Week Jeff Koons at Gagosian and Zwirner," Art in America 101, no. 5 (May 2013). (Red)

Joachim Pissarro, Jeff Koons: Almine Rech Gallery (Brussels: Almine Rech, 2013), p. 73, p. 81.