Weng Contemporary presents the world’s most important edition of the year: Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog (Blue)"

16 Nov. 2021 / Pressemitteilungen

Jeff Koons: Balloon Dog (Blue), 2021 und Diamond (Red), 2020

ArtXX AG, the Swiss subsidiary of Weng Fine Art AG, is launching one of the most spectacular editions of the year on their website today: Jeff Koons' iconic "Balloon Dog (Blue)". The sculpture, made of fine French porcelain and covered with a blue metal coating, is an edition of only 799 pieces and, at about 40 × 48 × 15.8 cm, is the largest format in this material by the world-renowned artist.

This edition is a scaled-down version of the unique large-scale sculpture (307 x 360 cm) created in the late 1990s, which is now on display at The Broad museum in Los Angeles. The sister copy, in orange, fetched $58.4 million at an auction in New York in 2013, which at the time was a record auction price for a work by a living artist.

As Jeff Koons’ "Diamond (Red)" presented last year, ArtXX AG offers the "Balloon Dog (Blue)" worldwide under its brand ‘Weng Contemporary”. It is offered in a box specially designed by the artist. Along with the artwork, buyers will soon be able to purchase a blockchain-based "utility token" that will allow them to trade the work on digital asset platforms. More information on the tokenization of this edition will follow shortly.

On the newly re-designed e-commerce platform, www.wengcontemporary.com, clients will have the unique opportunity to purchase an edition pair consisting of the two Koons editions, "Balloon Dog (Blue)" and "Diamond (Red)," with identical edition numbers - a special offer popular among collectors.