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Jeff Koons sculpture expected to raise millions for Ukraine humanitarian effort

An auctioned Jeff Koons sculpture is expected to fetch more than its estimate of £10 million, which will be donated to the humanitarian effort in Ukraine.Ukrainian businessman and philanthropist Victor Pinchuk and his wife Olena have donated Koons’ Balloon Monkey to raise money for soldiers and civilians needing prosthetics, medical treatment and rehabilitation following Russia’s invasion.The magenta sculpture will be exhibited in London’s St James’s Square from June 14 ahead of its auction two weeks later as part of Christie’s 20th/21st Century: London evening sale.Katharine Arnold, head of post-war and contemporary art at Christie’s, told the PA news agency: “It’s...
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Jeff Koons Believes That Art Is About Generosity And Acceptance

Holding the world record for the most expensive work achieved by a living artist at auction when Christie’s New York sold his shiny stainless steel “Rabbit” (1986) sculpture for a whopping $91.1 million in 2019, the polarizing Pennsylvania-born artist Jeff Koons continues to disrupt the staid art world. Always in search of new outlets for his creativity, his most recent venture with BMW is a 99-piece exclusive edition of the M850i xDrive Gran Coupe from the luxurious 8 Series. Priced at €350,000 plus tax, The 8 x Jeff Koons sold out three weeks after its world premiere last February. The car’s multi-layer exterior paint job requires more than 250 hours of painstaking hand-application by a team of 20 instead of the Bavarian plant’s usual automated paint lines – the most time BMW has spent on the paintwork of any automobile. The custom process is so complex that just four of these special models can be painted per week. Featuring 11 different shades ranging from blue and silver to yellow and black and vibrant red-and-blue superhero leather seats, it is at once flashy and minimal. Encapsulating the essence of power and speed yet touching upon the human element, its comic book esthetic showcases vapor thrust imagery and the word “POP!” emblazoned on both sides.
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Artist Jeff Koons will soon send his iconic sculptures to the moon

If not for the stars, renowned artist Jeff Koons is certainly set to reach for the moon! The maverick who is best known for his shockingly expensive Balloon Dog sculptures is planning to send his art (also available as NFTs) to, yes, you guessed it – the moon!. Called...
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Artist Jeff Koons aims to send sculptures to the Moon on commercial lunar lander

Later this year, American artist Jeff Koons will be displaying some of his latest sculptures in their most exotic location yet: the surface of the Moon. Thanks to a new collaboration, Koons will create some new sculptures that will travel to the lunar surface on a robotic lunar lander made by Houston-based company Intuitive Machines.
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Jeff Koons To Release NFT Project That Will Land on the Moon

Click here to read the full article. Today, it was announced that Koons will be launching an NFT project in a way that truly embodies the crypto spirit: his work is literally going to the moon. Koons have made a series of sculptures with corresponding NFTs which will land on the moon. While many art works have been sent to space, this is the first time artworks have ever been approved to land on the surface of the moon. The intention is that the sculptures remain there in perpetuity. The project is titled Moon Phases. “I wanted to create a historically...
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