the Guggenheim Bilbao Museumon the grounds of the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, and therefore available for viewing at times unrestricted by the Museum’s hours of operation.
Where is the Puppy Guggenheim Museum Bilbao located?
Located in Museum Square at the entrance of the museum, Puppy (1992), has been lending a colourful welcome to visitors to the Guggenheim Bilbao since it was inaugurated in 1997.
What is Jeff Koons Puppy made out of?
Koons utilized computer modeling to construct his extraordinary version of topiary sculptures that were common to eighteenth century formal gardens. Puppy was created out of a series of stainless steel armatures constructed to hold over 25 tons of soil watered by an internal irrigation system.
What does Jeff Koons Puppy represent?
While Puppy was created as a symbol of love and happiness, it was firmly embedded in Koons’ vernacular of late capitalist excess.
Is the Puppy still at the Guggenheim Bilbao?
But since the time Puppy was planted (literally!) in the space that today is home to the Txema Aguirre Square, he has not moved.
Why is there a Guggenheim in Bilbao?
History. In 1991, the Basque government suggested to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation that it would fund a Guggenheim museum to be built in Bilbao’s decrepit port area, once the city’s main source of income.
How long did it take Jeff Koons to make Puppy?
Three-dimensional modelling and the latest computer technologies were used to build the enormous structure in thirteen levels, before the form was overlaid with moulded mesh to make the folds of Puppy’s fur. After nearly a year of planning and fabricating, installation took more than a month.
Is Jeff Koons still alive?
He lives and works in both New York City and his hometown of York, Pennsylvania. His works have sold for substantial sums, including at least two record auction prices for a work by a living artist: US$58.4 million for Balloon Dog (Orange) in 2013 and US$91.1 million for Rabbit in 2019.