quote:Originally posted by Jorgerunfast:
I feel a tinge of pride around the Koon's sculpture.
Two years ago I came across small reproductions of the "Balloon Dog" at a local home furnishings shop. They had a light purple one, and an orange one. I thought they were great, and purchased the pair for my wife.
They were produced in limited numbers, but as I understand it, it was an open edition in the sense that they weren't "numbered".
Fast-forward almost 2 years, and I see the original "Balloon Dog" in a WSJ article with an auction estimate of $45M. Mind you, the original is 10-feet tall, and mine are 10 inches tall, but I can't help but feel a little pride knowing a chose a sculpture simply because I enjoyed it - having no idea who the artist was, and what the original would soon sell for.
My old snotty persona would have had something negative to say here.