"Balloon Dog (Red)" (1994-2000)
"Balloon Dog (Red)," 1994-2000
High chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating, 121 x 143 x 45 inches
Installation view of Celebration, Neue National Galerie, Berlin, Germany, October 31, 2008-February 8, 2009
© Jeff Koons
Courtesy the artist
"One of the things that I enjoy so much about childhood is just how open and nonjudgmental you can be. You just accept the color blue for its blueness—and turquoise for just being turquoise. You can enjoy plastic—just a great piece of plastic—for its color, or even the cereal box that you can look at forever. And so I always enjoy making reference to that."