Pop Artist, Jeff Koons creates a Special Edition "Balloon Venus Vessel" for Dom Pérignon
by Tiffanie Pfrang on 07/08/2013 | 2 Minute Read
Pop Artist, Jeff Koons in collaboration with Dom Pérignon Champagne created a special edition vessel for Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003. The vessel is a replica of his 8 ft high chromium stainless steel riff on the “Venus of Willendorf.” Produced in the style of his “balloon” sculptures, the piece is a tribute to the 25,000-year-old fertility totem considered to be one of the earliest known depictions of the human form.
At two-foot tall polyurethane resin version of his “Balloon Venus”, forms an extravagant nesting doll, holding the bottle of Dom Pérignon inside the sculpture’s belly. The production of the champagne and sculptural package limited edition is limited to only a few hundred and retails at about $20,000 (per request).
Photo Courtesy of LA Times
Left: Venus of Willendorf (22000-24000 BCE) Right: Balloon Venus, Jeff Koons (2008-2012)