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This is a great, highly relevant post that explains in detail, every facet of the idea behind the Balloon Dog by Jeff Koons, and it also contains some actual replicas that you can buy online. This is one of the top articles on this site. Another popular page is Kinetic Desk Toys, too. Just so you know.
The Balloon Dog Metallic Figurines are, like, so shiny and reflective..
These are really jazzy, shiny, cool, and they are affordable, too..
They make great decorations on tables, shelving, or as accents or centerpieces. They are really metallic and blingy.. 🙂
Some may just want to see some mini balloon dogs.
A balloon dog statue for a nice price:
And there’s more colors of them in the list of replicas below…, so check these out, too!
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The dog shape emulated by these replicas just happens to be one of the many shapes of balloon sculptures by Koons.
It just happens to be the most popular one of his balloon sculptures, and the one that sold for the most ever by a living artist at auction at 58 million, like, wow. Yeah.
He makes other large balloon shapes as well besides the balloon dog. However, the dog is the coolest and most popular.
We have replica balloon dog figurines for sale on this page, yes we do, and all you have to do is click on the image or link to learn more or buy that piece.
You can learn about the balloon dog and Koons on this page, and you can also get your own balloon dog for your home, too!
And there’s balloon dog banks, too, further down on this page. Bookmark this page so you can come back or show others, too! Thanks!
There’s a lot of information on here, so check it all out, for sure, yo!
Here are some awesome choices, easy!
They also have this game called Balloon Dog Anatomy, which comes highly recommended, and would go great with a brand new, shiny metallic balloon dog figurine. 🙂
Why a dog? Well, It is Man’s best friend.. ?
This just happens to be the most basic balloon animal shape. You can make other balloon animals by adjusting the lengths between the twists, when you make a balloon sculpture.
What is cool about a dog is that people sometimes have the association with dogs, especially like little dogs, that they are excited to see people.
So, people project that association onto the balloon dog, maybe in a more subconscious way sometimes, when they first see the balloon dog.
For example, there is implied motion, just because it’s supposed to be a dog. E.g. wagging tail, jumping up and down, sniffing, licking, etc… + There is also excitement magnified by the reflective quality of the finish.
Also this shape has a nice symmetrical form that appeals to the eye, and as we all know, dogs are just awesome. ? This sculpture doesn’t need food or water, and you know the rest, lol…
Balloon sculptures are ethereal, and are given out at parties as a novelty item, usually only to be enjoyed for a short time. The balloon dog is part of a series by Koons where he has taken party favors and kids novelty themed subject matter, and made it large and pop-ish.
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Balloon dog has blown up, just like you can blow up a balloon…. And… A balloon can pop, just like in pop art… 🙂
I made that lil saying up. lol… Hey Balloon Dog fans! I’m @yessickart, the webmaster for this site, and you can see my writings and art in the drop-down menu under @yessickart, and that’s my twitter username too! Follow me! Thanks…
Now…. More on Balloon Dog …Everything Else is about the Balloon Dog.
Now, back to the balloon dog, b/c it is really cool, too. Really cool, I mean, that’s what this entire page is about! lol 🙂
Info on Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons, whose ginormous balloon dog sculpture sold for the most ever by a living artist at 58 million, had a huge museum showing in NYC, where he lives and works, as well as in Paris and Barcelona in 2015: …like wow that must have been something else, I guarantee..
The exhibition was in Paris, at the Pompidou center.
This was a huge exhibit, with work spanning more than thirty years for Koons. The exhibition also showed in NYC at The Whitney, (Koons Exhibition Page on Whitney) and at the The Guggenheim Bilbao, which if you don’t know already, looks like This (Guggenheim Museum Image Search) and Was designed by architect Frank Gehry
Koons is a balloon artist at heart, well sometimes, he does other stuff too.
He just makes sculptures out of materials that enhance the visual quality of everyday things.
And they look like balloon sculptures, well, these do.
It reminds people of breathing. He compares his art to breathing, and etc…
And how a breath of air can be an inspiration.
He has a team of 35 or so sculptors that make the art in his studio. He moreso just comes up with ideas.
His large orange colored balloon dog sold at auction in 2015 for the most ever by a living artist at 58 million.
The previous record was 37 million by Gerhardt Richter.
With this sale, and a host of replicas of balloon dog being made, and with three huge shows, 2015 was a great year for Koons.
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They really are all similar in design, just the colors are different.
There are also some other ones of slightly different design in the box below the list of shiny metallic blingy sculpture balloon dogs below.
The prices and availability range from piece to piece, but they are manufactured and coated with a metallic finish.
So, just click on images or links to learn more, or perhaps, to buy, if you are so inclined..
Aren’t these great? Perfect for decor…
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wow, these sculptures are so cool, here’s a silver one, the original.
Some may like the blue one, I dunno. 🙂
Balloon Dog Figurine Statue Home Decor – Gold Metallic
And a shiny Gold one, yes..
It’s like bling for your table, they are so metallic…
Here’s another blue one, well indigo.
And this orange one is the same shade of the larger Koons balloon dog sculpture that sold at auction for 58 million in 2015.
They call it Rosegold.
Here’s another Rosegold one.
Here’s the red one.^
And purple yes…
Everybody likes purple, and this one is a bank.
Purple goes good in the wealth corner of your home according to most Feng shui.
That would be the back left corner of your room facing in from the doorway.
I thought we wanted to buy Jeff Koons Balloon Dog sculptures online?
Well, here’s a green one:
People like the green one, and it looks good around plants or in a window sill.
Some may Just like the silver one:
Or maybe the gunmetal one:
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If you want the complete list of available balloon dog figurines and statues, the go here All Jeff Koons Balloon Dogs Available Now
These are the cheapest in this list that I could find.
You are going to have to spend anywhere from 20 to 80 bucks for one of these.
But that’s way less than 58 million.
And it’s only a little smaller, you know, size is relative.
So Buy Jeff Koons Balloon dog today! Get some bling for your table. AND you will have a story to tell when someone asks you about it.
Maybe you can start a conversation. 🙂
More Balloon Dog Options
Balloon Dog Banks
Here’s a piggy bank made to look like a balloon dog figurine, pretty cool.
So I guess it is a doggy bank. 🙂
Here’s^ the larger sized silver balloon dog bank. Just click!
Other Popular Balloon Dog Figurines
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And here’s a balloon dog silver pendant:
This^ piece of jewelry is definitely a conversation starter!
Balloon Dog Banks for Sale Here, too..
Enjoy these awesome balloon dog figurines that also happen to be banks, because more bling is always a good thing.. 🙂
These are really fun because if you have a big pile of coins, you can sit around at your computer with the balloon dog bank, and every once in a while, drop a coin or two in there.
It makes a clinking sound, so that’s another cool auditory effect of this particular sculptural piece.
Check out this elephant balloon animal figurine, too:
Maybe you could also put one hundred dollar bills in these and give them to your loved ones, or maybe you can get both the green and red one for use during the holiday season…
or even hide your own large bills in them???
Here are some other really awesome animal coin banks for sale, like tones of them…
btw, there is a place underneath where you can remove the money as well, so why not?
Wow, the Rosegold balloon dog bank. Totally awesome.
And a green money bank in the shape of a balloon dog figurine.
They have super-jazzy reflections
They are shiny, and you can sort of see reflections in them, so that adds a little personal touch because these little metallic balloon dog coin banks reflect things, almost like a mirror.
This effect was intended by Koons, and it is especially apparent on the larger balloon dog statues and sculptures. Some of the ones he makes in his studio are larger than some trailer homes, and the reason that they are big like that is so that a viewer can walk up to the sculpture and see themselves.
There is also distortion, almost like in a hall of mirrors, where different parts of the sculpture create different reflections. The reflections also give the viewer some sense of context, as the reflections you see in the metallic sculpture are of the surrounding environment, or whatever room in which it is placed.
That is why larger balloon dogs are just really cool to put in a semi-empty room, maybe with other art, or maybe perhaps combined with arcology, if you’d prefer.
However, you may have to get a larger sized balloon dog from Koons himself, if you want the metallic version… at least for now.
Or you can sculpt it yourself: Resin Sculpting & Casting Techniques (w/Cynthia Thornton) <–Just make it out of resin with this simple tutorial. This incredible tutorial is definitely worth the investment, because it will teach you everything you need to know about resin casting, and you can just make as many balloon dogs, or any other sculptural form(s) or functional object(s) you desire.
Or you can just buy one for forty or so bucks here, and that’s a lot better than 58 million, I think…
And this one, too:
Balloon Dog Bookends. 🙂 Neat!
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Authentic Koons Pieces
You may also like this real Jeff Koons piece for sale that is available now through this link below:
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^This is the actual smaller Balloon Dog made in Koons’ Studio.
Wow, you can have the original, and it is certain to only increase in value over the years. A good choice for art as investment.
Here’s the actual Jeff Koons Work Balloon Dog Blue:
A Real Koons piece you can buy now, and you can also make an offer if you would like to pay a little less.
Here’s an actual Yellow Balloon Dog by Koons. 🙂
All of the above three works are Cast porcelain coated with a reflective finish, and are therefore considered mixed media sculptures.
A Photo from the Museum
I took this photo at a Museum called The Broad, which is located in Downtown L.A. To get in the museum, you will probably need to book your tickets in advance, as there is a waiting list to get into the museum. Inside the museum, there are many examples of brilliant, colorful Contemporary art, including an entire room dedicated to Basquiat, with a huge paintings of a guy cooking eggs with Basquiat’s footprints all over it. The museum also has a Chuck Close, A few Lichtensteins, of course Balloon Dog, an Anime artist, a Cy Twombley, and more. Inside the corridors of the museum, and within the stairwell, you get to see a glimpse of the underground climate controlled vault and the racks of priceless modern and contemporary paintings which are stored in there.
Here’s a photo of the Koons exhibit within the museum with a Balloon Rabbit in the foreground:
Across the street from the Broad is the los Angeles Museum of ContemporaryArt, and right next door to The Broad is Frank Gehry’s masterpiece of Architectural form designed to hose the Los Angeles opera, a building and venue which was created as a means to further the advancements of the arts.
More on Koons
Koons is an American artist best known for his work reproducing ordinary objects.
His first name is actually Jeffery.
His balloon dogs are made of stainless steel and are finished with mirror-like surfaces.
The balloon dog is a metaphor for air, and the mirror finish allows the viewer to see their own reflection in the piece, which makes it more personal.
He went to the Art Institute of Chicago for his Undergrad.
And Maryland Institute college of Art for his MFA.
His work sells for tons of money.
Koons used to work at the membership desk at the Museum of Modern Art in New York when he was establishing himself as an artist.
Emerged in the 80’s in a generation of artists who were exploring what it was like to make art in a media saturated culture.
The Balloon Dog is Part of Jeff Koons’ Celebration Series where children’s party favors are recreated on a grand scale. Quite Large.
In 2013 Koons was awarded with the U.S. State Department’s Medal of Arts.
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Here’s a book on a Balloon Monkey by Christie’s Gallery on Koons’ work:
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Here’s a book of recent work of Koons, which was published in 2014:
And here’s more Koons Books:
Koons made this awesome cover art for Lady Gaga for her Artpop Album which you can see here and buy by clicking on the image:
Jeff Koons designed the paint job for a racecar. It’s pretty awesome. You can see it here: Jeff Koons Racecar Design Google Image Search
Jeff Koons Original Art on Amazon – You can buy a Jeff Koons Original piece here. Watch it’s value skyrocket over time 🙂
He turns ordinary objects and things that are seemingly mundane into expensive art.
And you can get these balloon dog decorative pieces for a fraction of the price of a real Jeff Koons Here:All Cheap Buy Jeff Koons Balloon Dog Figurines Now
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Here is a video about Jeff Koons’ studio and himself on the balloon dog:
A Great Article on the Guardian about Jeff Koons and his approach to art and also it talks about the balloon dog, has a quote, and some good pictures 🙂
You also may be able to find a Koons Street Banner if you go through this page about Museum Street Banners. Just search by artist for Jeff Koons.
Maybe you can find some of the ones from his handful of shows in 2015.
A street museum banner from a Koons show where the most expensive artwork by a living artist was sold? Like what, like that’s a piece of history!!!
And you can hang it on your wall, and it can be a conversation piece. So when you buy Jeff Koons Balloon dog Metallic Figurines online by clicking on the images on this page, you are really getting a conversation piece.
And they are really fun for parties, and for events, where you need a bunch of them. It gives people something to talk about.
In art circles, everybody knows about the Jeff Koons Balloon dog.
Now you can get one a fraction of the size, for a millionth of the price. Now that’s a good deal.
And like I said, they are conversation pieces.
So when you buy Jeff Koons Balloon Dog:
You can talk about how a breath of air can be an inspiration.
Koons and Other Artists
You can talk about Koons and how he is the idea guy, and really he just comes up with stuff. His crew of a few dozen artists make the works themselves.
There are other artists, many others, who do the same thing.
There are artists who pay other artists, so I’ve heard, to render huge masterpiece realistic figurative and landscape pieces, only for the main artist whose name it is under, just comes in, scribbles a few words on the canvas in paint, and calls it done.
A lot of the time with big name artists, the artist himself is either collaborating, or sometimes just giving orders.
There still are, however, many many artists and painters who are the only ones who can make what they make. They want it done right, so they have to do it themselves.
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