Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Pink Panther

The Pink Panther, done by Jeff Koons in 1988 with porcelain, 41 x 20 1/2 x 19". This was featured at the MoMa but is no longer feauted there after it was sold for $1,817,500. This statue features "sensual" topless women being caressed by the iconic pink panther. This is rather controversial because the pink panther is a beloved childhood carton. The combination of sex and desire with this cartoon character is what makes it so interesting. I don't really like it, it kind of weirds me out how this lady is being caressed by a pink tiger that appears in children shows. But the crafts man ship is very well done and detailed, I'm just not a fan of the actual sculpture.

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