London, 10 April 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
An auction of Contemporary and Post-War Art will take place in Christie’s London’s offices on 27 June 2012.
This auction’s masterpiece will be Jeff Koons’turquoise-blue egg, a monumental sculpture ─ 199 x 195 x 163 inches ─ made between 1994 and 2008 and valued between £ 2,500,000 and £ 3,500,000. Baroque Egg with Bow is one of the five versions ─ each one of a different colour ─ from the Celebration series by Jeff Koons. The work made of chromium and stainless steel is reminiscent of an Easter egg and symbolises Christian birth and rebirth.
Born in 1955, Jeff Koons took up art after a career working in the brokerage of raw materials on Wall Street. In a workshop near New York, he comes up with the idea for his works, and then sets about creating them with the help of more than 100 assistants.
Jeff Koons’art can be considered as the meeting point between several concepts: Marcel Duchamp’s ready-mades, Claes Oldenburg’s excessive everyday items, Arman’s appropriation of the more than human object, and Andy Warhol’s Pop Art.