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Puppy

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

6 January to 17 March 1996

Curator: Nicholas Baume

About the exhibition

Puppy was the 10th of the Kaldor Public Art Projects and was presented in association with From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor Art Projects and Collection which was the first exhibition of John Kaldor’s extensive and eclectic collection.

Puppy was based on a small wooden sculpture of a terrier which Jeff Koons created in 1991. Although this original manifestation was a diminutive 52 cm tall, Koons chose the terrier because he believed it would be disarming and non-threatening regardless of the scale. At 12.4 metres tall, supporting 55,000 kgs of soil and 60,000 flowering plants, the 1996 iteration of Puppy was anything but dimunitive.

While Puppy was created as a symbol of love and happiness, it was firmly embedded in Koons’ vernacular of late capitalist excess.

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