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Jeff Koons, 2012. Bernarduad Limoges porcelain plate. 10.5" diam. Limited edition. Value $500. Photo courtesy of Addison Doty.
Fabricated by Bernardaud, this plate by Jeff Koons features an image chosen by the artist that combines the classicism of black and white photography with the functionality of an everyday object. The circular shape of the plate itself combined with the pose of the young bathers in the image recalls the shape of a peace sign. Bernarduad has been the French leader of Limoges porcelain since 1863. Since 1967, Bernardaud has encouraged creative research in many different directions, resulting in a profusion of items for every room in the house. Bernardaud's cooperation with designers has yielded dozens of objects, each one a new source of everyday pleasure. In a very natural way, porcelain has become an integral part of contemporary life, and being so remarkably durable, is likely to stay that way! Jeff Koons b. 1955, York, Pennsylvania is a famous contemporary artist whose work is influenced by an eclectic array of sensibilities. Koons made a name for himself by using everyday objects in special installations that touched on consumerism and the human experience. Some of his art has consisted of overtly sexual themes while others have been seen as a form of neo-kitsch, such as his balloon dogs. To learn more about this artist please visit cfileonline.org.