Monday, June 29, 2009

Statue of Michael Jackson and Bubbles

Michael Jackson and Bubbles
michael + bubbles @ the SF MoMa, originally uploaded by zeul.

In 1988 Jeff Koons made three identical porcelain sculptures (statues) of Bubbles and Michael Jackson. At that time each sculpture was claimed to be worth $250,000. The art pieces later became one of Koons' best known works. The statue shows Jackson and the chimp Bubbles wearing gold military-style suits. In 2001, one of the figures was put up for auction and was expected to fetch between $3 million and $4 million. The sculpture was sold to an anonymous telephone bidder for $5.6 million, which was a record for a work by Jeff Koons.

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