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Jeff Koons (b. 1955)
Property from the Estate of Marcia May
Jeff Koons (b. 1955)

Walrus (Red)

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Jeff Koons (b. 1955)
Walrus (Red)
signed and dated 'Jeff Koons 1999' (on the reverse)
crystal glass, mirrored glass, colored plastic interlayer and stainless steel
87½ x 58½ x 1½ in. (222.3 x 148.6 x 3.8 cm.)
Executed in 1999. This work is number one from an edition of four, each of which is its own color.
Provenance
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Exhibited
New York, Sonnabend, Easyfun, November 1999.
Columbus Museum of Art, Extraordinary Realities, August-October 2000.
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Jeff Koons, July-September 2001, p. 67 (illustrated).

Lot Essay

In the Easy Fun series Jeff Koons produces a variety of monochromatic mirrors which reporduce the outlines of three-dimensional animals on a flat surface. Made highly reflective by special techniques, stylised in their forms and artificial in their colours, they offer and reveal an attempt to reconcile the optomistic and reassuring world of literature and children's toys with the complexity of real life reflected by the shiny surfaces. (M. Codognato, Jeff Koons, exh. cat., Naples 2003, p. 108).

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