Jeff Koons is headed back to Rockefeller Center with a brand new public art project entitled “Seated Ballerina” and presented by the Art Production Fund.
This inflatable piece is the second ever created by Jeff Koons, the first one was a giant Rabbit balloon that floated in Times Square during the 81st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2007
Koons is revisiting a recurring subject, a ballerina perched on a stool, adjusting her shoe. Coming from his “Antiquity” series, the figure is inspired by a turn-of-the-century porcelain ballerina figurine found in a Russian factory. Jeff Koons has already created two versions of the piece, one just a foot-and-half tall made from hand-painted wood, the other seven feet tall and made from the artist’s signature mirror-polished stainless steel with colored coating.
“Jeff Koons: Seated Ballerina” is on view at the Rockefeller Center starting today, May 12th until June 2, 2017.