Collector destroys Jeff Koons Balloon Dog sculpture worth US$42,000 - industrial concept store

Collector destroys Jeff Koons Balloon Dog sculpture worth US$42,000

by @industrialkonzept Team

Art or clumsiness? Collector drops Jeff Koons sculpture

Expensive shambles at Art Wynwood in Miami

An expensive affair for a collector at Art Wynwood in Miami: at the opening of the art exhibition, she accidentally knock ed over a JeffKoons porcelain sculpture worth US$42,000. The sculpture, called Balloon Dog (Blue), was part of a limited edition of 799 pieces and is now one poorer, as it now only exists in 798 copies.

Fortunately, the artwork was insured and the destroyed pieces are being appraised by an insurance expert. But that's not all: some art collectors have even offered to buy the damaged parts of the sculpture.

Whether the incident was a case of clumsiness or simply bad luck remains unclear. But one thing is certain: art can be very expensive and even minor carelessness can have devastating consequences. It turns out that works of art not only have a high sentimental value, but also a monetary one.

Picture quote: via Getty/Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan

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