Description: Since 1997, Jeff Koons’ monumental sculpture Puppy has stood before the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. This large sculpture of the West highland white terrier is carpeted with flowing plants. Puppy is a permanent installation, but twice a year, in May and October, all the plants are replaced with fresh seasonal varieties.
Institutional Accreditation: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Description: Jeff Koons spent twenty years creating Play-Doh, which is a 10-foot tall painted aluminum sculpture. Play-Doh was assembled through the use of 27 perfectly interlocking sections of painted aluminum. Gravity alone fastens them together, the weight of each color pressing down on the next. It was inspired by a mound of Play-Doh that his son made, but creating it required extensive exploration of materials and fabrication techniques by scientists, metallurgists, and modelers.
Dimensions: 300 x 270 x 270cm
Medium: Painted aluminum
Institutional Accreditation: Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC