Wynn Las Vegas unveils $33.6 million Jeff Koons sculpture
Photo: Image by COURTESY OF WYNN LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Wynn Las Vegas unveiled artist Jeff Koons' sculpture titled "Tulips" at the hotel-casino on Thursday.
The sculpture was bought at an auction in November 2012 for $33,682,500. The legendary piece is the culmination of Koons' "Celebration" series.
It is one of the largest and most complex sculptures in the series featuring mirror-polished stainless steel and transparent color coating. It represents a bouquet of twisted balloon flowers.
"Tulips" has been installed in the Wynn Theater rotunda.
The "Celebration" series explores the concept of child-like innocence and chart the landmarks of the passing year.
“Tulips is a symbol of hope and the strength of life’s energy,” said Jeff Koons. “It reflects the viewer to affirm the viewer’s existence. I am thrilled to be in the Wynn collection. Steve Wynn is known for collecting great works of Modern and Contemporary art so to be able to have my sculpture, Tulips, included in his collection has profound meaning to me.”