The highest price ever paid for a single work by a living artist was set in 2013 when Jeff Koons’ 12′ high sculpture, “Balloon Dog” (orange) fetched over $58 million at a Christie’s auction.
$58 million dollars would solve a few problems, wouldn’t it?
Though the piece was crafted out of stainless steel to resemble the sort of balloon dog a clown might twist for a chid’s amusement, now “the truth” can be told about what’s really inside the dog (or at least as another artist sees it, – the “innards” of Balloon Dog).
Image: “Pneumatic Anatomica” by Jason Freeny, an American artist specializing in sculpture, designer toys and computer-generated imagery. See what other icons Freeny has envisioned with guts and bones here.