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A Balloon Menagerie

One of the most important living artists today, Jeff Koons has built a reputation for blurring the lines between mass culture and high art, creating some of the most recognisable artworks on the planet. Since the ‘80s, he’s been capturing the art world’s imagination by transforming kitsch and banal everyday items into works that communicate universal themes of consumerism, acceptance, and humanity.

His gigantic balloon animal sculptures, which date back to 1994, are some of the artist’s most iconic works. Made of (Orange) sold for US$58.4 million—then the highest price paid for art by any living artist.

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