"When I was about five years old, I would go after school to this little building, like a little shelter. In the afternoons we'd make things out of Popsicle sticks. We'd work with Play-Doh. And this experience gave me my foundation. That's what I hold on to in the world. And whatever I made at that time, I know is equivalent to what I'm doing now. And that was, for me, really art."
Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of Cracked Egg (Blue) by Jeff Koons, a large, two-part stainless steel sculpture in the mythic Celebration series that he began with Balloon Dog in 1994. Cracked Egg (Blue) is a unique work and the first of five versions (including the artist's proof), each rendered in a different vivid color.
The Celebration series comprises twenty different sculptures and sixteen paintings inspired by Koons' enduring preoccupation with childhood experiences and child-like consciousness. These paintings and sculptures isolate moments and objects associated with life's celebratory events such as birthdays and holidays. With its impressive scale, pure lines and flawless, highly reflective surface Cracked Egg (Blue) resonates with iconic significance.