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Paul McCarthy’s Big Red Balloon Dog From Frieze Has Been Sold

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Paul McCarthy’s is clearly having a moment. His 80-foot tall, bright red “Balloon Dog” literally towered over this year’s Frieze fair, situated on the lawn outside the north end of the custom-built white tent. Shows of McCarthy’s work are taking place concurrently at Hauser & Wirth’s uptown and downtown spaces, and next month sees the unveiling of a massive installation and video project at the Park Avenue Armory (which will, incidentally, also feature a balloon dog figure). Today, ARTINFO confirmed that the Frieze “Balloon Dog” sold to a collector during the fair for something in the region of $1 million. (The Telegraph also reported the sale.)

The inflatable work is both a nod to and a sly play on the shiny, metallic works first made famous (and infamous) by McCarthy’s contemporary Jeff Koons. Now that McCarthy’s pet project has been snapped up, fans of super-sized childhood party favors can get their fill at Gagosian Gallery on West 24th street, where a show of new work by Koons (through June 29) includes several massive balloon animals.

— Eileen Kinsella

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