Balloon Swan (Blue)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating 
138 x 94 x 119 inches
350.5 x 238.8 x 302.3 cm
© Jeff Koons
5 unique versions (Magenta, Blue, Violet, Yellow, Red)
2004-2011


Balloon Swan

Details

Balloon Swan (Blue)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating 
138 x 94 x 119 inches
350.5 x 238.8 x 302.3 cm
© Jeff Koons
5 unique versions (Magenta, Blue, Violet, Yellow, Red)
2004-2011

Balloon Swan (Magenta)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating 
138 x 94 x 119 inches
350.5 x 238.8 x 302.3 cm
© Jeff Koons
5 unique versions (Magenta, Blue, Violet, Yellow, Red)
2004-2011

Balloon Swan (Red)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating 
138 x 94 x 119 inches
350.5 x 238.8 x 302.3 cm
© Jeff Koons
5 unique versions (Magenta, Blue, Violet, Yellow, Red)
2004-2011

Balloon Swan (Violet)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating
138 x 94 x 119 inches
350.5 x 238.8 x 302.3 cm
© Jeff Koons
5 unique versions (Magenta, Blue, Violet, Yellow, Red)
2004-2011

EXHIBITED: 

Museo Jumex, Mexico City [May 16 - August 17, 2016] (Yellow)

An American in Paris - Works from a Private Collection. Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France [January 28-May 3, 2014] (Red)

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

Jeff Koons. Beyeler Foundation, Basel, Switzerland [May 13 - September 2, 2012] (Magenta)

LITERATURE: 

Adel Paziar, "Who is the most expensive living artist in the world," Islamic Republic News Agency (Iran), March 22, 2021, online (color ill.). (Red)

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

Departures: The Culture Issue (New York: Times Inc. Affluent Media Group, May - June 2016), (color ill. p. 136).

Michaël Amy, "A Supreme Trouble-Maker in Crowd-Pleasing," Sculpture 34, no. 2 (March 2015), (color ill. p. 5, Gagosian installation), 53, (color ill. p. 58, Gagosian installation), p. 59. (Blue)

An American in Paris: Works from a Private Collection, exh. cat. (Le Bourget, France: Gagosian, 2015), (color ill. pp. 8-9), (color ill. pp. 10-11), (color ill. p. 12, back view), (color ill. p. 13), (color ill. p. 17, pl. 9). (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), p. 257, p. 260.

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

Philippe Dagen, "Dr Jeff et Mr Koons," (text in French) Le Magazine du Monde, no. 166 (November 22, 2014), p. 84.

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

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

Ingrid Sischy, "Jeff Koons is Back!" Vanity Fair (July 2014), p. 89. (Blue)

"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), p. 245, p. 248.

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), p. 257, p. 260.

Jeff Koons: Conversations with Norman Rosenthal (Thames & Hudson, 2014), (color ill.), (color ill.). (Magenta, Blue)

Norman Rosenthal, Jeff Koons: New Paintings and Sculpture, ed. Rebecca Sternthal, exh. cat. (New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2014), (color ill. inside cover), p. 16, (color ill. pp. 76-77, Gagosian Gallery installation), (color ill. pp. 86-87, Gagosian Gallery installation, back view), p. 88 (color ill. p. 89), (color ill. p. 90), p. 97 (color ill. p. 97). (Blue)

Uwe Arnold, The Art of Engineering / The Engineering of Art (Friedrichsdorf: Arnold AG, 2014), (color ill. pp. 106-107, Gagosian Gallery installation, Photo by Tom Powel Imaging), p. 108 (color ill. p. 109, Fondation Beyeler installation). (Blue, Magenta)

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

Aylin Zafar, "Every Cultural Reference You Probably Didn’t Catch In Lady Gaga’s New Video," Buzzfeed, August 23, 2013, (color ill.). (Blue)

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

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

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

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

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

"Jeff Koons," ed. Alison McDonald, Gagosian Quarterly (September-October 2012), (color ill. pp. 97-98, Fondation Beyeler installation). (Magenta)

"Jeff Koons's New Sculptures: Sexy Contemporary Antiquities," The Economist (London), July 7-13, 2012, (color ill., Fondation Beyeler installation). (Magenta)

Fabrizio Meris and Gloria Maria Cappelletti, "Jeff Koons: intervista al più grande artista vivente," (Text in Italian) Grazia, June 21, 2012, online (color ill., Fondation Beyeler installation), (color ill., detail, Fondation Beyeler installation). (Magenta)

Sarah Douglas, "Private Parts: At Basel’s Beyeler Foundation, Jeff Koons Unveils, Explains New Work," Observer, June 19, 2012, (color ill.). (Magenta)

L. Marsova, "AO On Site - Basel - Artist talk with Jeff Koons at Fondation Beyeler, Thursday, June 14, 2012," Art Observed, June 14, 2012, (color ill., detail, Fondation Beyeler installation). (Magenta)

Sam Keller, Dorothea Vischer, Raphael Bouvier, and Gunther Vogt, Jeff Koons: Fondation Beyeler, exh. cat. (Otsfildern: Hatje Cantz publishers, 2012), p. 168 (color ill. p. 168), p. 168 (color ill. p. 169), p. 205. (Magenta)

Monopol: Special Jeff Koons. Berlin: Juno Kunstverlag GmbH, 2012. [Entire magazine is special on Jeff Koons]. Translations by Jeremy Gaines and John Lambert, (color ill. cover), p. 34. (Magenta)

Sarah Brown “Kiehl’s Goes Koons,” Vogue, October 2010, (color ill. p. 224, model).

David Colman, "Jeff Koons," Interview, December/January 2009, (color ill. p. 120, model).

Julia Peyton Jones and Hans Ulrich Obtrist (foreword and conversation), Frederic Tuten, Arthur C. Danto, and Dorothea von Hantelmann, Jeff Koons: Popeye Series, eds. Kathryn Rattee and Melissa Larner, exh. cat. (London: Serpentine Gallery and Koenig Books, 2009), p. 73.

Calvin Tomkins, "The Turnaround Artist," The New Yorker, April 23, 2007, p. 67.