Balloon Dog (Orange) (1994 – 2000) – Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons is an American artist known for his reproductions of banal objects—such as balloon animals produced in stainless steel with mirror-finish surfaces. His works have sold for substantial sums of money, including at least one world record auction price for a work by a living artist. In November 2013, Koons's Balloon Dog (Orange) sold at Christie's in New York City for US$58.4 million, becoming the most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction. Critics are sharply divided in their views of Koons. Some view his work as pioneering and of major art-historical importance. Others dismiss his work as kitsch, crass, and based on cynical self-merchandising. Koons has stated that there are no hidden meanings in his works.
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1953 Cambridge University scientists James D. Watson and Francis Crick announced that
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