Balloons by Koons

The „Venus of Willendorf“ was an inspiration for artist Jeff Koons : enthralled by her beautiful form, he created a monumental, mirror-polished stainless steel sculpture of this famous fertility figure as if she was constructed from a single balloon – “Balloon Venus (Orange)” 2008-2012.
Jeff Koons attended the opening of the renovated prehistorical showrooms at the NHM Vienna on September 29th and talked about his artwork (on the picture with NHM Vienna general director Christian Köberl).
The Balloon Venus will be shown in the foyer of the museum until March 2016.

© NHM Wien, Kurt Kracher