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A giant, 45-foot inflatable ballerina has been installed at Rockefeller Center

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

If you walked through Rockefeller Center today, you could be forgiven for thinking that the holidays had come early this year.

However, the giant, colorful structure that was erected above the Prometheus Fountain isn’t some sort of warm weather Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. It’s actually an inflatable Jeff Koons sculpture that was inspired by a small porcelain figurine.

The towering work of public art, entitled Seated Ballerina, was mounted thanks to Kiehl’s and the Art Production Fund in order to raise awareness about National Missing Children’s Month this May. The piece is made of inflatable nylon and is part of Koon’s Antiquity series.

See a wider shot of the sculpture, which you can check out for yourself through June 2, below.

Photograph: Courtesy Tom Powel Imaging
Seated Ballerina, 2017 © Jeff Koons

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