To be offered at Christie's London in the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction on June 27.


Christie's London
Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction
27June 2012

Jeff Koons
Baroque Egg with Bow (Blue/Turquoise)
high-chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating
78 3/8 x 76 3/4 x 64 1/8in. (199 x 195 x 163cm.)
Executed in 1994-2008.
This work is one of five versions, each uniquely colored
Estimate: £ 2,500,000 – 3,500,000

To be offered at Christie's London in the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction on June 27, Jeff Koons' Baroque Egg with Bow (Blue/Turquoise) is a monumental sculpture estimated at £ 2,500,000 – 3,500,000.
Standing at almost two meters tall, Baroque Egg with Bow (Blue/Turquoise) forms part of Jeff Koons’s iconic Celebration series.
Rendered in gleaming stainless steel, it is the only work of its kind to exist in brilliant blue/turquoise.
With its shimmering, mirrored surface the work recalls a monumental Easter egg as if rendered out of solid chocolate, belonging to some giant confectionary stand.
It is this playful, childhood quality combined with the symbolically charged image of the egg: giver of new life and sign of the Christian resurrection, that makes this heroic sculpture so captivating.
Carried out throughout the 1990s, the Celebration series became a source of almost quixotic fascination for Koons.
Recording life’s milestones throughout the calendar year, the artist created monumental sculptures such as Baroque Egg with Bow (Blue/Turquoise) and others depicting balloon flowers and diamond rings to almost mouth-watering perfection.


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