Jeff Koons’ “Seated Ballerina” takes center stage at Rockefeller Center

Seated Ballerina is the latest public art project by famed artist Jeff Koons. Rockefeller Center: May 12 – June 2, 2017. (Photo by Michael McConkey/My New York Diary)

Art is notably more fun when the public gets to enjoy it, and so it’s been proven that thousands of New Yorkers have reveled in the beauty of Jeff Koons’ “Seated Ballerina” when they got their first glimpse of the installation last Wednesday. The enormous ballerina, prominently placed in front of the city’s landmark, is a 45-foot-high inflatable sculpture that depicts a metallic female figure in a powder blue leotard and tutu adjusting her slippers. The piece marks the third time Jeff Koons has displayed one of his monumental work at Rockefeller Center, and it was officially opened by the artist himself on Friday, May 12, 2017.

“Created in conjunction with beauty brand Kiehl’s and the Art Production Fund, a firm that produces ambitious public art projects, the work is intended to bring awareness to National Missing Children’s Month, as well as the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC)”. 

Jeff Koons is a board member of the ICMEC, Koons helped co-found The Koons Family Institute on International Law & Policy, an initiative that researches the status of child protection legislation around the world.

Peek a boo: Jeff Koons ambitious “Seated Ballerina” wows the crowd at the iconic New York Landmark.
Details of “Seated Ballerina”, the third gigantic public art installation by famed artist, Jeff Koons. On view until June 2, 2017 at the Rockefeller Center.
New Heights: Jeff Koons “Seated Ballerina” depicts a metallic female figure in a powder blue leotard and tutu adjusting her slippers.
Seated Ballerina by Jeff Koons – Rockefeller Center from May 12 – June 2, 2017. (All Images by Michael McConkey/My New York Diary)

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