Porcelain with chromatic coating
29.2 × 13.9 × 21.0 cm (11.5 x 5.4 x 8.2 in)
Signature is placed on the underside of each edition next to the handwritten edition number. The edition is accompanied by a certificate.
Copyright of all images Jeff Koons.
Inspired by a twisted rubber balloon rabbit, Balloon Rabbit (Violet), 2019, is a highly reflective red porcelain limited edition. Incorporating the vocabulary of his iconic Celebration sculptures, Balloon Rabbit, along with two other animals, Balloon Monkey and Balloon Swan, marked a spectacular new chapter in Jeff Koons’s oeuvre.
Why a rabbit? Koons replied: “It comes from my upbringing, I grew up in south-central Pennsylvania, in a rural community, and at special times of the year, people would put things out in their front yard for decoration like reindeer at Christmas time. Around Easter time, there would be inflatable rabbits. I was always struck by the generosity of the neighbors in doing that, giving pleasure to other people in that way. 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”.