Jeff Koons and the fashion of the balloon industry
Read Duan Lianjun's "and fashionable marriage", my first reaction was in the brain is prominent pop stars Andy Warhol, he may have been from the"fashion and marriage" benefited most. The number of the beverage industry smoothly, he connected to the Coca-Cola, the food industry who selected Kan Bao soup cans, pop music legend Elvis Presley, HollywoodUnited star idol Marilyn Monro, are the most fashionable; never forgetpolitical fashion, in China revolutionary idol standards like up a small playnoisy, let you say don't do not debut out.
This time, don't want to tangle with Warhol, Jeff Koons leader but to chat Kan contemporary gaudy art. I chose his representative in the "today"painting as a sacred groves "Balloon Dog", which is a device for 1994-2000years he had exhibited in London, British Royal Academy of Fine Arts.Including a dog and a moon, whether there is a hidden meaning China"Tengu eat moon", can make nothing of it. Is a huge size: 307X363X114cm for the former, the latter is 311X311X99cm, in "today Shenglin" due to the composition needs, I will it shrink a lot, if the original is really so small size,cannot appear the queens of the charm.
"Today the holy wood" balloon dog a painting
Jeff Koons Balloon Dog device exhibited in the UK Royal Academy of Fine Arts site
Why queens selected and balloon marriage? And in the west, the balloonindustry absolutely vogue.
In some foreign travel or children's amusement park when selling the balloon, balloon blowing a long type, left right twist around a few times, aballoon dog came out. Tourists, especially children, one or two yuan of money, buy a few fun balloon, it can add to the festive atmosphere.Westerners and partial loved "party", auspicious wedding, birthday,holidays, school graduation ceremony, holiday party, is a good time to get aparty gathering, and arranged meeting place, the balloon is a choice of economic, convenient and effective.
I am in the "Bole hill October" a PIP balloon ghost
So the balloon industry emerge as the times require, and becometransnational big industry chain, a large number of artists to participate in the design, the pattern renovates unceasingly, and the balloon industryannual international conference, and hosted the International BalloonDesign Exhibition and grand prix.
For the 2012 April 20-24 in Florence held the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Italy Balloon Art (Balloon Arts Convention Italy) as an example, years there will be more than 400 units representing 15 countries attended, was held at the same time the balloon Grand Prix exhibition, as part of the seventy-sixth Florence Art & Craft Products Expo, the audience of more than 100000 people.
The exhibition is divided into four categories, respectively is: large-scale sculpture Award (Large Sculpture), master of sculpture Award (MasterSculpture), the centre piece prize (Cetrepiece), the columnar memberAward (Column) for each award the top 1, 2, 3 prize. The following took some pictures for my friends to enjoy.
First prize works
Large balloon sculpture by Taiwan artist to win the first prize
Master the first prize
The first prize winner is Hungarian artist master of sculpture
Interested to know more information of friends, can check on the Internet: balloonexpress.it or WorldBalloonConvention.com site
Interesting is the first prize this year large sculpture balloon prize and threeprize by the balloon design artists of Taiwan won, do not know, there is noartist in.
Looking back at Jeff Koons's balloon dog, you will find that he is a contemporary of gaudy art star, after all, to better. You and the award-winning works than clear that his balloon dog and the moon, modeling simple, bold, strong, it will catch your eye, a lot less tacky, more "artistic" taste; more importantly, his use of the material is not a balloon, but withhigh strength chrome made of stainless steel, posted outside thetransparent color film, take a look a lot like a balloon, and the smoothness and finish than the balloon, to give people a new visual texture.
Geoff smart, in his marriage and vulgar fashion, instead of being "vulgar" drag, but managed to "vulgar" to "elegant" side elevation, this is really the ability to do!