Monday, February 18, 2013

Jeff Koons' Tulip installation was sold to an anonymous buyer at the Christies auction. That buyer turned out to be hotel mogul Steve Wynn. The piece, which weighs about 3 tons, was unveiled in the rotunda of Wynn's Las Vegas theatre. Koons is known for his replication of normal objects with unexpected materials. The weightlessness of the balloons contrasts with the heavy stainless steel that was used to create this piece.


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