bookend ballon dog
Vintage Dog Bookends
lawyers of american artist jeff koons issued a cease-and-desist letter to park life, a small san francisco store and gallery, asking them to stop selling and advertising their balloon dog bookends.
Big Top Balloon Dog Bookend - Electric Blue. Big Top Balloon Dog Bookend - Kelly Green. Big Top Balloon Dog Bookend - Magenta. Product description Let the joy of going to the circus have an extended shelf life. Based on the classic art of balloon animal making, this Big Top Bookend is shaped like a top dog - but it won't pop or deflate! Available in ten colors, you too can bring the spirit of the circus home with you.
can koons own something that existed before him? also considering that the artist has based his whole career on appropriating pop culture and has been repeatedly sued for inappropriately using others’ copyrighted images.
Balloon Dog Bookends Neiman Marcus
Balloon Dog Bookends
the balloon dog bookend is unquestionably like koons’ ‘balloon dog’ ; on the other hand, they both look like any children’s birthday party balloon animal and if you would try to build one it would probably look very similar too. parklife published a comment ‘jeff koons owns all likenesses of balloon dogs‘. the balloon dog bookends were bought by park life from a toronto distributor imm living. the company’s goods are sold in more than 700 stores in the US.
Hunting Dog Bookends
here is the ‘original’: jeff koons’ balloon dog sculpture on the roof of the metropolitan museum of art, new york, april 2008. the new york times critic was enraptured by the ‘intellectually and sensuously exciting’ sculpture, calling the balloon dog ‘a sly trojan horse: it seems innocent but is loaded with aesthetic and erotic perversity‘.
what’s your opinion? do you think the bookend falls into the category of an original interpretation of a public domain idea/object?
via baycitizen and unbeige