During an exhibition in You love me A woman touched a glass sculpture by jeff kooncausing it to fall and break. The value of the work is around 40,000 euros. The light blue sculpture was part of the famous “Balloon Dog” series that established Jeff Koons’ international reputation. The incident happened during a private preview at Art Wynwood.
Some collectors have thought it was an artistic performance or staging. “I saw that woman was there and
He tapped the sculpturefell and shattered into a thousand pieces,” artist Stephen Gamson told Miami-based Fox News.
Gamson said he thinks the woman is touching the artwork, which has Jeff Koons’ name on it on an acrylic base, to test whether it’s an inflatable boat or not. Benedicte Caluch, artistic advisor at Bel-Air Fine Art, which sponsored Jeff Koons’ work, told the Miami Herald
insurance will cover the damage.
Jeff Koons, who was not present, is an American painter and sculptor whose inspiration includes everyday objects
animal balloons. His works challenge the notion of beauty in art, although some have sold at auction for more than $91 million. His inflatable dog sculptures vary in size, from less than a foot tall to over ten feet tall, and are all brightly colored.