|This month, art legend Jeff Koons
collaborates with Dom Pérignon on a limited edition rosé set. A modified
(and miniature) version of his Balloon Venus piece, it's a
sculpture that's also a bottle case. Open it and you'll reveal a bottle
of Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003. (The original Balloon Venus is currently on display at New York City's Gagosian Gallery.)|
Koons was inspired by the history, sensuality, and creativity that both his art and the champagne possess. He tells ELLE.com, “The Balloon Venus represents to me an object from the Paleolithic time period; the champagne of Dom Pérignon is an old champagne. It’s not Paleolithic but it represents history, and that is what the Balloon Venus represents."
As expected, the pieces are quite limited, and also quite costly: $20,000, to be exact. Although when you consider that Koons's Tulips sculpture sold for over $33 million at auction last year, it seems like a pretty good deal.