Koons vs. balloon dog bookends

by Walter Olson on January 12, 2011

Although balloon dogs existed long before artist Jeff Koons began doing showy steel replicas of them for museum installations, his lawyers have sent a cease and desist letter to a gallery over its sale of resin bookends in the form of the canine inflatables [L Magazine]


1 wfjag 01.12.11 at 9:21 am

So, making a stainless steel replica of a doggie toy is now museum quality art? (see http://www.petfooddirect.com/product/14387/Charming-Pet-Products-Balloon-Dog-Latex-Dog-Toy )

2 Roy B 01.12.11 at 9:39 am

Wow, I really hope that he does not decide to make sculpture in the manner of Lego (c)…

3 Ed 01.12.11 at 12:39 pm

I hope that when the museum took the bookends off the shelf, they took his art of the wall as well.

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