Moon (Light Blue)


High-chromium stainless steel with transparent colored coating

315 x 315 x 101.6 cm (124 x 124 x 40 in.)

Moon (Light Blue) achieves the feat of appearing at once monumental and extremely light. In the shape of a Mylar balloon commonly used in child parties, it looks like a “perfect toy”, perfectly finished. Its mirror-polished stainless steel surface reflects its surroundings: thus reflected, the viewers find themselves right at its heart.

Jeff Koons starts the Celebration series, which is focused on festive and popular occasions, in 1993. By enlarging everyday, joyful objects to a monumental scale, he seeks to reach out to the public at large. These artworks, such as Moon (Light Blue), require however a colossal amount of work on the part of the artist and his team in order to be seriously considered.

Held in the Pinault Collection, this sculpture was first shown in 2006 at the Where Are We Going? exhibition at Palazzo Grassi, in Venice