This art is lucky! collectorThe “you break it, you buy it” policy didn’t apply.
One woman admires a $42,000 watch “Balloon Dog” sculptures by world-famous artists Jeff Koons Inadvertently, I knocked the expensive piece over and it shattered in a Miami gallery on Thursday night.
This two-decade-old piece of art died on its last day. Art Wynwood, an art show that showcases contemporary works in the city. the Miami Herald reported.
“When this thing fell to the ground, it was like how a car accident draws a huge crowd on the highway,” Stephen Gamson is an artist and Wynwood resident. collectorAccording to the Herald,
Gamson screamed at Bel-Air Fine Art’s booth were left wondering if the smashed porcelain could have been part of a performance art piece.
But the artist believes the woman — identified as an art collector — just made a mistake by letting her curiosity get the best of her. He may have wondered if it was real or not.
An art advisor at the gallery backed up Gamson’s theory, telling the Herald it was just an accident.
Fortunately, the sculpture was covered by insurance and didn’t cost the woman anything, the report said.
This miniature replica of the smashed sculpture is shown below Koons’ famed 12-foot-tall Balloon Dog sculpture that’s made out of mirror-polished stainless steel and on display in Los Angeles.
Koons Between 1994 and 2000, a number of pups were created in various sizes, colors and materials.
Thursday Night’s piece was approximately 15 inches high and made from porcelain.
Koons’ work, especially the dogs, fetch a pretty penny. In 2013, one of the huge orange models was bought for $58.4million. according to Time Magazine.
Koons did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.
Another porcelain Balloon Dog 2016: Podge smashed to pieces Koons told Page Six It didn’t matter to him.
“It’s a shame when anything like that happens but, you know, it’s just a porcelain plate,” He stated. “We’re really lucky when it’s just objects that get broken, when there’s little accidents like that, because that can be replaced.”
Gamson is still convinced that broken parts could be worth lots of money.
According to him, he offered to purchase the porcelain shards from a director on the spot.
“I find value in it even when it’s broken,” Gamson stated. “To me, it’s the story. It makes the art even more interesting.”