Jeff Koons, Baroque Egg with Bow January 31 2014
Earlier this month we attended Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB) -- the 12-year-old little sister to the namesake Swiss fair. About 258 galleries from 31 countries are invited to the Miami Beach Convention Center, transforming South Beach’s strip of art deco hotels into an international hub of artists, dealers, collectors and curators who competed for paintings and party invites with equal fervor. We all had an amazing time and came home with a few treasures of our own.
This Jeff Koons, Baroque Egg with Bow was our most exciting piece. The picture below honestly doesn’t even do it justice. The giagantic easter egg measures six m2, weighs two thousand kilos. Koons made ten eggs in a period of fourteen years. Each egg represents more than a year’s work by several experts. Rumors suggest that Koons almost bankrupted himself with the production of his eggs. Each work is executed to perfection, down to the very last detail. The coating of the eggs has been applied layer by layer by hand, in order to achieve as glossy an effect as possible. This technique is derived from the automotive industry.