Dogs in the News – Dog Art Gone Crazy
(These are notable, true stories from the mainstream press. Whether heartwarming, funny, perplexing, or touching, they all serve to remind us how dogs are so entwined in our lives, and sometimes in unique and unusual ways.)
I admit, I’m not a big art lover. I think a black light and a poster of a unicorn by a waterfall is pretty cool. Fine art? I can enjoy it. A museum? Sure. The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC? Loved it. I saw Michelangelo’s David in Florence, along with the Sistine Chapel and works by Botticelli and da Vinci. Amazing stuff that everyone can appreciate. At the other end of the spectrum, I really enjoyed the Museum of Bad Art right down the road from my home here in Somerville, MA. But c’mon…how much would you pay for THIS?!?
How about $55M?
No kidding. That’s what this sculpture called “Balloon Dog” is expected to fetch when well-known American artist Jeff Koons puts it up for sale later this year. And people in the know think he can get it. After all, he sold a piece called “Tulips” for $33.7M last year.
And get this: he made 5 Balloon Dog sculptures. He’s selling just one of them. $55M and it’s not even a one-of-a-kind. Who in their right mind would pay that kind of money for this? Crazy stuff.
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