Jeff Koons’ “Balloon Dog” recently sold for $58 million at Auction – but you, lucky reader, can buy the chinese knockoff for as little as $500 online

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Hailed as the “Holy Grail of Art” (we picture Monty Python’s King Arthur being taunted by the French, every time we write that sentence… ) when it went to auction, Jeff Koons’ happy “Balloon Dog Orange” fetched 58 million dollars from a lucky buyer. Now, thanks to the internets anyone can own a “Balloon Dog” … for a fraction of that price – for as little as $500, which is a tiny .001% of the auction price, according to artnet.

The dogs – which come in sizes up to 30-meters in length (that’s nearly 100-feet long!) are made by VLA Sculpture, and sold on Alibaba.

Previously on Art is Life:

Auctioneering! Jeff Koons’ “Holy Grail of Art’s” cool $52 mil fetch makes him the most expensive living artist …again

Auctioneering: Jeff Koons’ “Balloon Dog (Orange)” ____________ “the Holy Grail of art” Christie’s inflated hype reaches new heights

Jeff Koons’ Pink “Balloon Venus” x Limited Edition Dom Pérignon 2003 Rosé

The US Department of State awards Jeff Koons a medal (!) – he still believes “…Americans are more intimidated by art (than Europeans)”

Jeff Koons, Painter, Sculptor, King of Kitsch … and “The Most Expensive Living Artist in the World” clobbers Europe with a cyclopean double exhibition in Frankfurt

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