Monday, May 12, 2014
Jeff Koons' take on Popeye
If you are looking for a trophy sculpture, no further than Jeff Koons' Popeye at Sotheby's on May 14th. This 6'6" tall Popeye, is an edition of three, weighting in 2000 pounds stainless steel sculpture will cost its new owner a hefty sum...to the tune of $25 million! The other two editions are owned by famed dealer Larry Gagosian and who else but fame mega collector Steve Cohen. Popeye was first conceived in 1929, during the great depression. Again, this sculpture was manufactured in 2009, the great recession. Oh, the irony!