Jeff Koons may well be one of the most successful and controversial artists of this century. Most known for his larger-than-life, mirror-polished stainless steel rendering of balloon dogs (yes, like something a clown would make for a three-year-old's birthday party), Jeff currently holds the world record for the most expensive work sold by a living artist. Jeff set his mark on history after an auctioner paid a whopping $91.1 million for his stainless steel figure called Rabbit at Christie's in New York. The ludicrously priced work stands at three feet tall, and—you guessed it—it is shaped and looks like a balloon rabbit.
It's this type of seemingly mundane and insubstantial type of art that has the art world divided over Jeff Koons. You either love the unfettered audacity of his works, or you hate just how obnoxiously lightweight his pieces are. Either way, Jeff stays unbothered, and has ostensibly decided to ride on the hype by creating more of his controversial balloon sculptures.
In partnership with French porcelain brand Bernardaud, Jeff has come up with a limited edition porcelain collection called Balloon Animals. It features a porcelain orange balloon monkey, a violet balloon rabbit, and a magenta balloon swan, all of which are currently available at Rustan's Makati.
If you're eyeing to purchase for yourself an intriguing piece of art history, you better decide now because he only made 999 pieces of these that are now being sold all over the world—only nine of which are available in the Philippines.