Diamond ( Red ), 2020

by Jeff Koons

Sculpture : Porcelain

32.4 x 39.2 x 32 cm 12.8 x 15.4 x 12.6 inch

$24,955

Make an offer

Make an offer

You may negotiate a lower price for this artwork with our partner gallery. Please note, your offer will be sent to the gallery when your order is finalized. If the gallery cannot accept your offer, you will receive a full refund.

LOADING NOT DISPLAYED BLUR TEXT
Second NOT DISPLAYED BLUR TEXT
Have a question? Ask a specialist

Free returns within 14 days

Authenticity guaranteed

Learn more

Secure payment

Paypal American Express Visa Mastercard

Verified Reviews

9.6/10

About the artwork

Type

Numbered and limited to 599 copies

1 copy available

Signature

Engraved signature

Authenticity

Sold with certificate of Authenticity from the gallery

Invoice from the gallery


Medium

Sculpture: Porcelain

Dimensions cm inch

32.4 x 39.2 x 32 cm 12.8 x 15.4 x 12.6 inch Height x Width x Depth

Display

The sculpture cannot be displayed outdoors


Artwork sold in perfect condition

Artwork location: France

Diamond (Red) is a limited edition by Jeff Koons, produced in the Bernardaud workshops in Limoges, which transforms the monumental sculpture, from the Celebration series, into porcelain. Diamond is part of Jeff Koons' iconic Celebration series, designed in 1994, consisting of sixteen paintings and twenty monumental sculptures. The original work Diamond (1994-2005) measures 198 x 221 x 221 cm. It comes in five unique colors (green, pink, blue, yellow and red) in mirror-polished stainless steel and covered with a transparent varnish. The Celebration series was inspired by important moments of the year such as a birthday symbolized here by Diamond. There is a romantic aspect to the work but, for the artist, there is also a biological narrative. In Koons’ own words: “It’s not about bling; but rather from the moment of creation. The prongs on the sides of the diamond represent masculine energy and the diamond is an egg. The sperm, symbol of masculine energy, has already entered the egg and all facets of life are developing. It means going back as far as possible to the very origin of man. This is about our genes and our DNA. I wanted to make works that deal more with internal connectivity. Just as our genes and DNA are interconnected like a double helix, so are our cultural lives. » Diamond's reflective surface is a recurring element in Koons' work dating back more than four decades, beginning with the Inflatable Series Ready Made mirrors in the late 1970s. These mirror-polished surfaces allow Koons' works interact with viewers and their environment and evolve with each new presentation. For more than 150 years, Bernardaud has worked with the most qualified craftsmen in its factory in Limoges and has developed new technologies to produce the porcelain pieces made in collaboration with Jeff Koons. No detail has been overlooked in the rendering of this porcelain diamond. Bernardaud was challenged in the reproduction of the reflective surface, the glazing techniques and particularly in achieving a surface as smooth as possible for a result that met the artist's requirements. Koons' work Diamond (Red) is archetypal, complex and profound.
Read more

About the seller

H.D Galerie • France

Artsper seller since 2023

Vetted Seller


Jeff Koons

United States  • 1955

Presentation

Undisputed master of art, Jeff Koons is neither more nor less than the most expensive living artist in the world. Born in 1955 in York, the United States he is famous for its giant sculptures and paintings but specially for his talent for provocation.

He studied at the School of Fine Arts of Baltimore, but he started a career in finance as a stockbroker in Wall Street. Jeff Koons managed to combine his talent as trader and his passion for art by becoming himself the best investment of the twentieth century.

Jeff Koons was particularly marked by the ideology and aesthetics of the American Pop Art of the 80s. Consumer objects and everyday utensils will gain value in his hands. He gives the "ready made" the status of work of art, starting with vacuum cleaners or basketballs.

Particularly fond of Kitsch, Jeff Koons will exploit to the utmost this field and conquer collectors all around the world. He uses the icons of American pop culture to add them to this aesthetic. Michael Jackson frozen in a white and gold porcelain, Popeye rutile like a balloon in stainless steel and an inflatable Hulk full of anger.

Jeff Koons' notoriety and work took a turning point in 1991 when the artist got married to the pornographic actress Ilona Staller Anna, also known as Cicciolina. Together they made the sulphurous creation "Made In Heaven", in which the couple play erotic games and more. This was an absolute media success which enhanced the reputation of Jeff Koons.

His works are now made by craftsmen in a studio in Chelsea, near New York, under his leadership, a process which in turn speak of the artist. In addition to being the favorite one of billionaires, Jeff Koons is also exposed worldwide. He will be remembered especially for his royal entrance to the Palace of Versailles in 2008 accompanied of his Balloon Dogs and his Inflatable Rabbit, not to mention his retrospective exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in 2014.

His work Rabbit was auctioned in 2019 by the Christie's auction house in New York and was sold for 91 million dollars. This historic sale made of this sculpture the most expensive piece created by a living artist.


Read more
Need help?
How does Artsper protect you?

Protect your purchase

We’re here to help you collect art securely. When you browse and buy on Artsper, you benefit from our guaranteed protections.

Buy works from the best galleries

We partner with the best art galleries. All sellers on Artsper have been carefully reviewed and approved by our team. All of our partner galleries respect our code of ethics.

Know what you’re getting

Each work on Artsper is studied and validated by our team before appearing online. Get personalized support Contemporary art specialists are available by phone and email to answer all of your questions about our works of art. Get personalized advice and curated suggestions for your collection.

Resell your artworks

As a private individual, you have the possibility to resell on Artsper your works acquired on Artsper. For more information click here.

 

Make an offer with Artsper

Negotiate prices

Price negotiation is possible. Like in a gallery, this allows you to open a discussion and purchase your works at your preferred price.

Get our help negotiating

Let our team handle the negotiations and get back to you once the best deal is made.

 

Order safely

Artsper’s satisfaction guarantee

With Artsper, you have the opportunity to return a work free of charge within 14 days of receipt if it does not suit you, for whatever reason. You will then receive a full refund for your order.

Protect your purchase with Artsper’s payment partners

All credit card payments are processed by Paybox, the trusted leader in payment processing for international businesses. Paybox ensures the highest level of security.

Get specialized support from Artsper in the event of a problem

On the rare occasion that a work of art arrives in a different condition than described, we will work to administer a return, refund, restoration or exchange for you. Our team will always keep you informed on the progress of your request and will go above and beyond to offer you personalized solutions.

To benefit from Artsper’s protections you must:

  • Place your order using one of Artsper's payment methods.

  • Report any issues to Artsper within one week of receiving your work.

  • Provide all requested photographic evidence of the problem (including the original artwork and packaging).

Artsper’s guarantee covers the following problems:

  • You receive a work that’s missing a described characteristic (such as a signature or a frame)

  • You receive a work with different characteristics than those described at the time of purchase

  • You receive a damaged piece of work

  • Your purchase is declared lost or damaged during transit

  • You receive a work that is a different in color than what you ordered

  • Your purchase is delayed

Why buy on Artsper?

Artsper gives you access to the largest catalog of contemporary artworks, from the best galleries (200,000 works, 25,000 artists, 2,000 partner galleries).

We select the galleries with which we collaborate. This demanding selection, operated by our team of experts, offers you several guarantees:

  • Double expertise regarding the quality and originality of the works. On the one hand by professional galleries that select their artists and works. On the other hand by Artsper which selects its partner galleries according to the quality of their catalog and their reputation.
  • Access to the entire catalog of works from our partner galleries, sold at the same price as in the gallery.
  • The possibility of returning purchased works (within 14 days) if they do not suit you, wherever you are in the world. Which is not the case outside Artsper.
  • The possibility of easily reselling the work you purchased on Artsper.

We also facilitate the search for works according to your preferences thanks to our intelligent features such as:

Or simply thanks to our filters on the catalog allowing you to refine your searches.

Our customer service is also at your service and responds within the shortest time!

Can I negotiate the price of an artwork?

For some artworks, you can negotiate the price. If the price of the work is negotiable, you have a “Make an offer” button under the “Buy this work” one.

To submit your offer, you must make a payment of the desired amount. Your offer will then be forwarded to the gallery, which reserves the right to accept or reject it. If your offer is accepted, it means that your order is confirmed by the gallery and they will prepare the artwork for shipment. If your offer is rejected, you will be refunded the total amount paid automatically. The gallery can also propose a counter-offer for the acquisition of the artwork.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: [email protected].

Where can I have my order delivered?

Artsper delivers worldwide!

However, please note that once your order reaches its destination, it may be subject to VAT or other customs fees. These charges are beyond our control and you will be responsible for paying them (this is indicated at the ‘checkout’ first step).

Select the delivery address of your choice. Please make sure that someone is present to receive your order.

If your billing address is different to your delivery address you can specify this at the checkout.

 

Why do I have to pay customs fees?

Return and cancellation

You can return the artwork without needing to provide a reason or pay a penalty fee up to 14 days after receiving your order.

In the case that the right of withdrawal is exercised in the aforementioned time frame, the price of the artwork(s) purchased and the shipping costs will be reimbursed by us as soon as the gallery has received the artwork and notified us.

Artsper will manage the return of the work and will bear the cost of returns (which will either be paid by you and refunded by Artsper or directly paid by Artsper).

The artwork must be returned in perfect condition and in its original packaging (or equivalent).

The buyer exercises his right of withdrawal directly from MUMART, by sending an email to the address: [email protected].

How can I best showcase my work?

If you have bought a painting, a sculpture or a work on paper, find expert advice on its conservation and how to best enhace it:

Go to the orders tab in my purchases to benefit from the exceptional discounts negotiated for you with our framing, pedestal and lighting partners...