This is the first time that a single artist’s work has been presented at the Whitney Museum of Art. The work spans four decades and the visitor understands how Koons’ fascination with capturing air is represented in a variety of mediums: vacuum cleaners, basketballs and giant inflatable plastic objects and balloons.
Balloon Dog (Orange) sold for $58.4 million at Christies and became the most expensive work by a living artist. This 12-foot metallic sculpture looks as if you could pick it up and play with it. The ability to capture air and suspend reality is the magic of Koons work. The audio guide and docent led tours are excellent and add the thinking behind the pieces.
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