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One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Spalding Dr. J Silver Series) by Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons

One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Spalding Dr. J Silver Series), 1985

Glass, steel, sodium chloride reagent, distilled water and basketball
164.5 x 83.2 x 39.4 cm (64.75 x 32.75 x 15.5 in)
Edition of 2
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Last recorded sale at Christie's, New York (09 May 2016)

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Past Sales
ImageLast Sale DateTitleEdition No.Last SaleLast Sale Auction HouseLast Sale Location
May 9, 2016One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Spalding Dr. J Silver Series)
Christie'sNew York
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Artwork Description



164.5 x 83.2 x 39.4 cm (64.75 x 32.75 x 15.5 in)


glass, steel, sodium chloride reagent, distilled water and basketball


International With Monument Gallery, New York

Saatchi Collection, London

Gagosian Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner


London, Saatchi Gallery, NY Art Now, September 1987-January 1988, p. 132 and 237 (illustrated in color).<br>Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeff Koons, July-August 1988, pp. 17, 39, 40, no. 9 (another example exhibited, illustrated and illustrated in color on the cover).<br>Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum; Denmark, Aarhus Kunstmuseum and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Jeff Koons: Retrospective, November 1992-April 1993, pp. 18-19 and 98 (Amsterdam, incorrectly illustrated) and pp. 29 and 111 (Denmark, illustrated in color).<br>New York, Skarstedt Fine Art, Cindy Sherman, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, April-May 1996.<br>New York, C &amp; M Arts, Jeff Koons: Highlights of 25 Years, April-June 2004, n.p., pl. 12 (illustrated in color).<br>Greenwich, Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Remembering Henry's Show, May 2009-January 2010, pp. 91 and 174 (illustrated in color).<br>New York, New Museum, Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, March-June 2010, pp. 78-79 and 202 (another example exhibited and illustrated in color).<br>New York, Skarstedt Fine Art, 1980's Revisited, March-April 2013.<br>Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s, September 2014-January 2015, pp. 93 and 198 (another example exhibited and illustrated in color).<br>


M. A. Staniszewski, “Hot Commodities,” Manhattan, Inc., June 1986, p. 159 (another example illustrated in color).<br>A. Jones, “Jeff Koons,” Galleries Magazine, October 1986, pp. 94-97 (another example illustrated in color).<br>F. Owen, “Neo-Geo,” I.D., February 1987, pp. 90-91 (another example illustrated in color).<br>P. Taylor, “My Art Belongs to Dada,” Observer, 6 September 1987, pp. 36-41 (another example illustrated in color).<br>Collins and Milazzo, “Radical Consumption,” New Observations, 1 October 1987, pp. 2-23 (another example illustrated in color).<br>A. Schwartzman, “Corporate Culture,” Manhattan, Inc., 1 December 1987, pp. 137-141 (another example illustrated in color).<br>R. Smith, “Rituals of Consumption,” Art in America, vol. 76, no. 5, May 1988, p. 165 (another example illustrated in color).<br>D. Kuspit, “The Opera is Over: A Critique of Eighties Sensibility,” Artscribe, September/October 1988, pp. 44-49 (another example illustrated in color).<br>R. Lacayo, “Artist Jeff Koons Makes, and Earns, Giant Figures,” People Weekly, New York, 8 May 1989, pp. 127-132 (another example illustrated in color).<br>D. Kazanjian, “Koons Crazy,” Vogue, August 1990, pp. 338-343 (another example illustrated in color).<br>J. Koons and R. Rosenblum, The Jeff Koons Handbook, London, 1992, p. 154.<br>A. Muthesius, Jeff Koons, Cologne, 1992, pp. 52-53 (another example illustrated).<br>T. Crow, “Marx to Sharks,” Artforum, April 2003, p. 48 (another example illustrated in color).<br>D. V. Agostinis, “Jeff Koons,” Arte Magazine, November/December 2004, no. 5, pp. 64-72 (another example illustrated in color and on the cover).<br>C. Long, “Loony Koons,” Tatler, vol. 3, no. 5, May 2007, pp. 11, 116-122.<br>H.W. Holzwarth, ed., Jeff Koons, Cologne, 2008, pp. 144, 146 and 585 (another example illustrated in color).<br>M. Sollins, ed., Art:21 - Art in the Twenty-First Century 5, Dalton, 2009, p. 90 (another example illustrated in color).<br>S. Sutcliffe, The Art of The Vintage, London, 2009, p. 331 (another example illustrated in color).<br>M. Archer, Jeff Koons: One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank, London, 2011, pp. 15, 18-19 (another example illustrated in color and on the front cover).<br>K. Johnson, Are You Experienced?: How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art, New York, 2011, p. 194 (another example illustrated in color).<br>E. Booth-Clibborn, ed., The History of the Saatchi Gallery, London, 2011, p. 150 (illustrated in color).<br>L. Blissett, “Sept moments-clefs dans une vie d’artiste,” Beaux Arts editions, December 2014, pp. 8-9.<br>


This work is number one from an edition of two.