American Pop artist Jeff Koons began his Gazing Balls series in 2013 by placing blue hand-blown glass spheres on re-created classical sculptures. A few years later, Koons began placing the balls in front of painted replicas from art history. The artist believes that while these works reference the past, the gazing ball encourages viewers to inspect their present surroundings. As Koons has said, “I see them as devices of connecting. I always just wanted to be involved in the dialogue with the avant-garde.” One of his paintings titled Gazing Ball, Da Vinci Mona Lisa is featured in Alex Cooper Auctioneers’ upcoming sale. Executed in 2016, the piece shows the iconic Mona Lisa painting with a blue gazing ball in the foreground.
Another work highlighted in the auction is an oil on fabric painting from Karel Appel. A co-founder of the artist group CoBrA, Appel found inspiration in children’s drawings and is best known for his brightly colored figurative works. A selection of Persian rugs, mid-century furniture, and Chinese pottery articles are also available. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:409
Price Range:$80 - $80,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Bahktiari Carpet, Persia, 16.6 x 19.7|| Estimate: |
|Pair Chinese Famille Verte Panel Vases|| Estimate: |
|Jeff Koons. Gazing Ball, archival pigment print|| Estimate: |
|Karel Appel. In Between the Flowers|| Estimate: |
|George Nakashima Round Cluster-Base Dining Table|| Estimate: |