Collector breaks artwork by Jeff Koons valued at $42,000
The case took place last Thursday in Miami
The artwork “Balloon Dog”, by artist Jeff Koons, made in the shape of blue balloons, was destroyed by a collector during a visit at the Art Wynwood exhibition in Miami. The accident occurred last Thursday (16) and the work is valued at $42,000.
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People who visited the exhibition thought that the falling object was part of a performance. The collector who caused the accident, according to witnesses, remained extremely embarrassed and constantly repeated that she just wanted to “disappear” and that it was not on purpose.
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The art consultant for the Bel-Air Fine Art galleries, Bénédicte Caluch, said that the damage will be fully covered by insurance. Cédric Boero who works at the Bel-Air Fine Arts Galleries said that everyone was scared, but in the end everything was resolved.
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