Jeff Koons, Cat on a Clothesline (Orange), 1994-2001, polyethylene, 123 × 110 × 50 inches (312.4 × 279.4 × 127 cm), 1 of 5 unique versions © Jeff Koons Image courtesy of Gagosian Gallery
Cat on a Clothesline by Jeff Koon on display in Gagosian Gallery Booth at Art Basel is playful and poignant
BASEL, SWITZERLAND- When Art Basel 2015 opens Thursday, one of the galleries that will be presenting works by emerging and established artists is the Gagosian Gallery. Located at Art Basel Hall 2, Booth B11 Messe Basel Messeplatz, Gagosian Gallery will feature works by Jeff Koons, John Currin and several other established artists.
One of the works that is expected to generate attention at the Gagosian Gallery booth is a sculpture by Jeff Koons. Titled Cat on a Clothesline (Orange), 1994-2001, the sculpture made of polyethylene is 123 × 110 × 50 inches (312.4 × 279.4 × 127 cm), and 1 of 5 unique versions. The sculpture has the image of a gray and white cat peeping out of an orange bag hanging on a clothesline. Holding the bag to the clothesline is a blue and yellow peg. Beside the pegs are two flowers: Yellow and pink.
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This sculpture which exemplifies Jeff Koons classic sculptures is funny and poignant at the same time. While the piece shows the playfulness of a child, it exposes the opulence that has come to be associated with likes of Paris Hilton and many other rick kids who have devised different ways of papering their pets.
Jeff Koons is a prolific artist whose works have been shown in museums and galleries across the globe. Presently, his works are in major exhibitions at several museums. At the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain is Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. It runs through September 27, 2015. Artist Rooms: Jeff Koons is at the Norwich Castle Museums & Art Gallery, Norwich, England, while Jeff Koons: Gazing Ball (Charity) runs through August 16, 2015 at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.
Gagosian Gallery will be at the Art Basel which runs from June 18 through 21.
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