Christie’s has shared a video which sees Jeff Koons explaining his iconic sculpture, Play-Doh. In the three-minute clip, the American artist detailed the making of his epic creation, which is one of the largest and most complex works from his Celebration series.
Koons began by discussing the beginning of the sculpture in 1994. He revealed that he initially intended for Play-Doh to be a polyethylene piece, but instead he ultimately decided to utilize aluminum to hold onto a super realism. To complement the aluminum, Koons made use of micro glass beads that reflect light onto the 27 separate, organic forms that are stacked on top of one another. At the end of the day, the goal was for the artwork to be believable as a mound of Play-Doh.
The 10-foot-tall Play-Doh sculpture debuted as a part of Koons’ retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2014. It is one of five versions inspired by the artist’s son, Ludwig, who gave his father a similar creation.
You can learn more about Play-Doh from the artist himself by pressing play below.