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The giant ballerina at Rockefeller Plaza gets an extension

By David Goldberg

It looks like NYC's biggest ingenue is going to stick around. 

Jeff Koons's 45-foot-tall inflated sculpture, Seated Ballerina, will continue to hold court above Rockefeller Center through Wednesday, July 5. The eye-catching piece—brought to life with help from Kiehl's and the Art Production Fund in support of National Missing Children's Month in May—was originally scheduled to deflate on June 2.

Koons has a long track record of installing giant sculptures at the famous midtown plaza. In 2000, his 43-foot-tall Puppy sculpture towered above the venue throughout the summer, and in 2014, his 37-foot-tall Split Rocker piece came to the location, filling up Instagram feeds across the city.

The simultaneously dainty and monumental piece will be around for a little bit longer, so be sure to go and check it out before it leaves for good.


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