Polychromed aluminum, galvanized steel

264.16 x 174 x 48.9 cm (104 x 68 1/2 x 19 1/4 in.)

What did Koons want to tell us by endowing the world of childhood with both an almost naive optimism and a nearly oppressive cold brutality? The sculpture is composed of two zoomorphic children's toys in polychrome aluminium crossed by a vertical structure in the form of a grid made of coated steel. It questions us because of its singular ambivalence.

In 2003, the master of kitsch Jeff Koons created the sculpture Chainlinks, which is characteristic of his exploration of the relationship between art and popular culture. The inflatable toys’ playful design and apparent lightness contrast with the cold, hard mesh that traps them, as if Koons seeks to ironically underscore the contradictions of mass consumer culture.

Jeff Koons' sculpture Chainlink, which is in the Pinault Collection, was presented during the 2009 exhibition "Un certain état du monde ?" (“A Certain State of the World?”) at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow.