Are Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dogs an Endangered Species?

04.29.10 Marina Galperina

koons600High-end fabricators Carlson & Co, who made their name in producing giant stainless-steel “Balloon Dogs” for Jeff Koons, are going bankrupt. While the “Dogs” go for $20 million a piece, the overall trendiness of over-sized monstrosities slumped with the recession. Carlson let go of 95 employees in anticipation of the closing. Maybe Koons could have lent some of his assistant elves to the San Fernando-based art factory to fill in for free and call it a West coast internship? |Bloomberg|