JEFF KOONS "PUPPY", 1998
We’re big fans of Jeff Koon’s famously optimistic, kitschy and celebratory approach to contemporary pop art.
We’ve offered a number of Koon’s humorous and playful works before, and are excited to have one of his super iconic, highly collectable and deeply cherished pieces once again.
“Puppy” (1998) is a glazed white porcelain sculpture in the form of a sitting dog. Not just a sculpture, the work has a secondary function as a working flower vase.
The design, or form, is a reference to Koon’s massive 1992 installation of the same name. The original “Puppy” was over 40 feet, housed in front of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and host to over seventeen thousand living flowers. The giant floral sculpture not only secured Koon's international reputation, but also became a beloved masterpiece.
Koons himself explains that “the vase is a symbol of love, warmth, and happiness”. After handling this playful little piece, we couldn’t agree more.
(If you're a fan of Jeff Koons, we strongly recommend visiting the Whitney's website where you can explore a multi-media selection of content from their 2014 retrospective.)
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Incised signature, date, and number on base
Published by Art of this Century, New York and Paris
Glazed white porcelain vase
From an edition of 3000
Note: Puppy is photographed with Jean Arp
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