Jeff Koons is an American artist well known for his pop art sculptures. His balloon dog is a 10 foot sculpture as are many of his sculptures. They are big and out of proportion.
He’s one of my favorite artists; the colorful sculptures always bring a smile to my face. They shine, they are clean and get close enough and you will see your image in the mirrored surfaces.
As one of the world’s most expensive art works, Koon’s art has many critics. The balloon dog was even described as ‘baloney’ by critics. Still, the sculpture sold for $58 million in in 2013 (i recall).