Jeff Koons’s Seated Ballerina, thelarge-scale public art installation currently displayed at Rockefeller Center, has been extended and will remain ondisplay through Friday, June 23rd. Theinstallation is free and open to the public.
The inflatable nylon sculpture stands 45 feet high and depicts aseated ballerina from the artist’s iconic Antiquity series. SeatedBallerina is presented by Kiehl’sSince 1851 and Art Production Fund andhosted by Tishman Speyer.
Often referencing historical imagery and found objects, Koons based SeatedBallerina on a smallporcelain figurine. The sculpture acts as a contemporary iteration of thegoddess Venus, and symbolizes notions of beauty and connectivity. Itsreflective surface mirrors its immediate environment and engages with eachviewer. The work aims to bring awareness to National Missing Children’sMonth this May, in an effort to support organizations like theInternational Centre for Missing &Exploited Children (ICMEC)that work tirelessly to create a safer world for children.
Presented by Kiehl’s Since 1851 and Art Production Fund
Seated Ballerina, 2017 © Jeff Koons / Photo: TomPowel Imaging