Thursday, October 04, 2007

Jeff Koons' Hanging Heart @ Sothebys

The good thing about a Monet or a Van Gogh is that you can probably find space for it in your home. It's not quite so easy with some of the works by today's artists such as Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons. Case in point, Koon's big bright Hanging Heart (Magenta and Gold) which will be auctioned off on November 14 at Sotheby's New York as part of their Contemporary Art Sale. This beauty in high chromium stainless steel weighs over 3,500 pounds and is almost nine feet tall. Koons employs a large stable of artists and this work and took over 6,000 man hours to produce. The work is on display at Sotheby's this week through Sunday, October 8th, by private appointment. When it sells it is estimated to bring $15/20 million. I wonder if that includes shipping and installation.

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