JEFF KOONS "PUPPY", 1998
JEFF KOONS "PUPPY", 1998
JEFF KOONS "PUPPY", 1998
JEFF KOONS "PUPPY", 1998
JEFF KOONS "PUPPY", 1998
JEFF KOONS "PUPPY", 1998
JEFF KOONS "PUPPY", 1998
JEFF KOONS "PUPPY", 1998
JEFF KOONS "PUPPY", 1998
JEFF KOONS "PUPPY", 1998
JEFF KOONS "PUPPY", 1998
JEFF KOONS "PUPPY", 1998
JEFF KOONS "PUPPY", 1998

JEFF KOONS "PUPPY", 1998

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We’re big fans of Jeff Koon’s famously optimistic, kitschy and celebratory approach to contemporary pop art. 

We’ve offered a number of Koon’s humorous and playful works before, and are excited to have one of his super iconic, highly collectable and deeply cherished pieces once again.

“Puppy” (1998) is a glazed white porcelain sculpture, modeled in the form of a sitting dog. Not just a sculpture, but the work has a secondary function as a working flower vase.

The design, or form,  is a reference to Koon’s massive 1992 installation of the same name.  The original “Puppy” was over 40 feet, housed in front of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and host to over seventeen thousand living flowers. The giant floral sculpture not only secured Koon's international reputation, but also became a beloved masterpiece. 

Koons himself explains that “the vase is a symbol of love, warmth, and happiness”. After handling this playful little piece, we couldn’t agree more.

(If you're a fan of Jeff Koons, we strongly recommend visiting the Whitney's website where you can explore a multi-media selection of content from their 2014 retrospective.)

Questions about this piece? Contact us or call +1.416.704.1720

Incised signature, date, and number on base

Published by Art of this Century, New York and Paris

Glazed white porcelain vase

From an edition of 3000

17 ¾”H

Note: Puppy is photographed with Josef Albers and Jean Arp