Porcelain, manufactured by Bernardaud, Limoges
36.0 x 40.0 x 33.0 cm (14.1 x 15.7 x 12.9 in)
Signature is placed onto the underside of the edition next to the handwritten edition number. The edition is accompanied by a certificate.
Copyright of images Antonin Bonnet.
Originally created in 2000, the floral sculpture Split-Rocker is a highly complex architectural structure covered with a million brightly colored flowers. The bicephalous piece, inspired by a rocking toy for children is divided in two parts: the “Dino” section (the head of the dinosaur) and the rocking horse section (the head of a pony). Split Rocker is a monumental sculpture that measures more than 10 meter in height with a total surface area of 100 square meters.
The sculpture was shown in 2000 for the first time in the courtyard of the Palais des Papes (The Palace of the Popes) in Avignon, France and again in 2008 at the Chateau de Versailles. In 2012, it delighted visitors in the park at the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland. On the occasion of the 150 years anniversary of porcelain manufacturer Bernardaud, the company released in cooperation with Jeff Koons a collector’s edition of the Split Rocker.