readymade

Happy birthday to Jeff Koons!

“You know the reason why I used a basketball over another object is for the purity of it. It’s an inflatable - it relates to our human experience to be alive. We have to breathe. If the ball would be deflated, it would be a symbol of death. But, it’s inflated so it’s a symbol of life.”

Learn more about the Three Ball 50/50 Tank (Two Dr. J. Silver Series, One Wilson Supershot) and how Koons views readymades in art. 

[Jeff Koons. Three Ball 50/50 Tank (Two Dr. J. Silver Series, One Wilson Supershot).1985. Glass, painted steel, distilled water, plastic, and three basketballs. Gift of Werner and Elaine Dannheisser. © 2017 Jeff Koons]