Always dreamed about owning a Jeff Koons but never been able to afford one? Well now you can! The contemporary artist has teamed up once again with the French porcelain maker Bernardaud to produce a limited edition collection of “Balloon Dog” plates. At only $8,000 a pop, they’re basically one step above owning a balloon dog made by a clown in Central Park.
“It is about celebration and childhood and color and simplicity – but it’s also a Trojan horse. It’s a Trojan horse to the whole body of art work,” Koons said in a very confusing statement. Um, sure.
And while $8,000 may still seem like a lot of money for what might possibly be the ugliest plate ever made, it’s still a bargain considering someone paid $58.4 million for one of the real balloon dogs in 2013 at an auction at Christie’s, the highest price ever paid at auction for a work-of-art by a living artist.