2. Balloon Dog by Jeff Koons, 1994-2000
Medium: High Chromium Stainless Steel With Transparent Color Coating
Koons' Balloon Dog is a series of large, colorfully knotted balloon dogs made out of stainless steel with a mirror finish. Balloon Dog has no significance or meaning, as Koons insists about all of his art, and it's one of many works that has made him one of the world's most important artists. Different color variations of this piece have been exhibited around the world and have been subject to heavy criticism and acclaim.