Jeff Koons constantly draws inspiration from advertising and entertainment and has stated his artistic intention is to "communicate with the masses". In the Easyfun series Koons reproduces the world as seen through a child's eyes. Bright opulent colors that appear like marker scribbles fill a cartoon animal silhouette in Donkey, 2001. Koons created this lithograph after a series of colored mirrors depicting cartoon animals such as Bears, Cow, Giraffe, Hippo, among others in 1999.
The Balloon Dogs are inspired by gift wrappings and inflatable children's toys, he crosses Duchamp, Johns, Lichtenstein, Rosenquist and Warhol, developing the highest level of artistic craftsmanship. His work emanates a sense of excess, his imagery emphasizes complete self-gratification, celebrating a child's consumption of popular culture.
Mr. Koons explained that he made his sculptures shiny “so that you could walk by and you could see yourself and realize that by your movement you are affecting the different reflections in the piece and the perception of it.”