Jeff Koons continues to win praise around the world. Jeff Koons draws inspiration from advertising and entertainment. Jeff Koons has stated his artistic intention is to communicate with the masses.
Jeff Koons Orange Balloon Dog, one of five unique variants, sold for $58.4 million at Christie's NY on 11/12/13, becoming the most expenisve Work of Art by a Living Artist ever sold at auction.
Regarding the Balloon Dog Series, Jeff Koons told Stephen Colbert on July 31, 2012, on The Colbert Report that
"I've always enjoyed balloon animals because they’re like us. We’re balloons. You take a breath and you inhale, it’s an optimism. You exhale, and it’s kind of a symbol of death."Lady Gaga has collaborated with Jeff Koons and New York Magazine devoted a Cover Story to Mr. Koons. The Whitney Museum of American plans a Jeff Koons Retrospective as its final exhibition before moving to its new downtown location.