Pictured above, Jeff Koons’ sculpture Tulips outside Christie’s in New York.
Viva los Jeff Koons…
This week, Wynn Las Vegas unveiled artist Jeff Koons’ sculpture titled “Tulips” at the hotel-casino. The sculpture was bought by Steve Wynn at a Christie’s auction in November 2012 for a staggering $33,682,500.
“Tulips,” which has been installed in the Wynn Theater rotunda, is one of the largest and most complex sculptures in Koons’ “Celebration” series featuring mirror-polished stainless steel and transparent color coating. It represents a bouquet of twisted balloon flowers.
“Tulips is a symbol of hope and the strength of life’s energy,” said Jeff Koons. “It reflects the viewer to affirm the viewer’s existence. I am thrilled to be in the Wynn collection. Steve Wynn is known for collecting great works of Modern and Contemporary art so to be able to have my sculpture, Tulips, included in his collection has profound meaning to me.”
“Many people believe that Jeff Koons is one of the most important living artists on canvas and in sculpture in the world today,” added Steve Wynn. “I am happy to be one of those people and particularly delighted to share with our guests his magnificent creation. You will find the experience totally delicious.”