Jeff Koons Explains Balloon Dogs at P.S. 112

Mr. Koons with a balloon swan. (Courtesy Getty Images)

Jeff Koons stopped by an East Harlem elementary school yesterday to help a class of second graders make paper animal sculptures, and explain his own stainless steel ones to them.

From The New York Times and WNYC venture Schoolbook:

“That’s in stainless steel and it’s polished so it has a mirror surface, very reflective … it’s like a spoon,” he said.

Mr. Koons explained that he made his sculptures shiny “so that you could walk by and you could see yourself and realize that by your movement you are affecting the different reflections in the piece and the perception of it.”

Mr. Koons visited the school in collaboration with Agnes Gund’s Studio in a School nonprofit, which this week is bringing artists to New York schools with the highest percentage of children from low-income families.

Jeff Koons Explains Balloon Dogs at P.S. 112