Jeff Koons Drawing Unique, Flower and Sun with inscription "Happy Birthday Sweetheart", Signed, 2013
This unique, hand signed flower drawing was created by pioneering art world superstar Jeff Koons and dated May 15, 2012. It is done in black marker over dark purple sheet, and features the wonderful, loving inscription by Koons, "Happy Birthday Sweetheart."
This charming drawing is bound within the hardback monograph "Celebration", published on the occasion of his 2009 exhibition at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Koons' "Celebration" is a series of large-scale sculptures and paintings of, among others balloon dogs, Valentine hearts, diamonds, and Easter eggs, conceived twenty years ago and continuing until the present. It is a fine reference on that aspect of Koons' oeuvre.
This book makes a fantastic gift, because Koons' handwritten salutation, "Happy Birthday Sweetheart" is not addressed to a particular name, so a collector can give it to his or her sweetheart as a special gift. A terrific intricate drawing, with a lovely sunrise and flowers.