I don’t know about you, but ever since falling in love with Jeff Koons’s magenta Balloon Venus (2008–12) in his Frankfurt retrospective last year, I’ve even dying to see what the sculpture looks like in the artist’s other trademark colors. (Mr. Koons tends to make his balloon sculptures in “unique editions” of five, each a different color.) So it was painfully bittersweet to walk into the master’s great Gagosian blowout earlier this year and to find the magenta one again. It felt good to be reunited, but where was the next color?
Now it has finally arrived, although it’s across the ocean, at the Lyon Biennale. Thankfully its organizers have released a photo, reproduced above. Yellow’s not my favorite Koons color (I’m all about the blue), but it’s pretty beautiful, right?
More photos from the biennale are available on its website, including that sculpture of a naked Dan Colen that has the town talking.