Limited Edition: JEFF KOONS COLLABORATES WITH BERNARDAUD

An artist must realize he is truly prolific when his works start cropping up on tableware. Such is the case for Jeff Koons, the art-world pop star whose candy-color–steel balloon creatures have visited the Met's roof, Versailles's gardens, and the Whitney (at its old address). It seems the collection of dishes he did in 2013, with a series of static 2-D designs, was just practice for a truly Koonsian take on the dinner plate: Balloon Dog (Yellow). The limited-edition design available at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles achieves Koons's hallmark Mylar shine in French brand Bernardaud's signature material: porcelain. A feat of innovative glazing that could be achieved only by the master of materials himself, the plate, like Koons's sculptures, looks as if it might float right off the table. Thankfully, it won't, considering Balloon Dog—which should be handled with gloves, kept out of direct sunlight, and never used at mealtime—prices in at $8,000 a pop.

 

The limited-edition design available at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles achieves Koons's hallmark Mylar shine in French brand Bernardaud's signature material: porcelain. A feat of innovative glazing that could be achieved only by the master of materials himself, the plate, like Koons's sculptures, looks as if it might float right off the table. Thankfully, it won't, considering Balloon Dog—which should be handled with gloves, kept out of direct sunlight, and never used at mealtime—prices in at $8,000 a pop.

 

 

 

 

Source: architecturaldigest.com

 

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