Visitors to the Royal Academy this week will have noticed a striking addition to the Annenberg Courtyard.
Specially created for the Summer Exhibition,
Coloring Book by Jeff Koons Hon RA consists of highly reflective stainless steel with a surface decoration of brightly coloured swirls, and was unwrapped over the course of several hours early on Sunday.
Reflecting the almost symmetrical architecture of its surroundings, the sculpture has an intriguing quality of seeming to be transparent from certain angles.
The piece reflects Koons interest in society’s obsession with infantilism and youth. It is part of his Celebration series, a selection of which was recently displayed on the roof
of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Koons was elected an Honorary Royal Academician
Watch the installation of Coloring Book in the Courtyard in the time lapse film above. To view a large photograph of the sculpture, please click here