About the Exhibition
Puppy by Jeff Koons (b.1955, York, PA) is exhibited in the U.S. for the first time at New York City’s Rockefeller Center. Rising 43 feet from its paws to its ears, the sculpture is formed from a series of stainless steel armatures constructed to hold over 25 tons of soil watered by an internal irrigation system. Over 70,000 multi-hued flowering plants grow from this steel and soil structure, including marigolds, begonias, impatiens, petunias, and lobelias. First created in 1992 for a temporary exhibition in the German city of Arolson, Puppy—a symbol, according to Koons, of “love, warmth and happiness”—embodies the artist’s sculptural imagination.