Jeff KoonsThree Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Two Dr J Silver Series, Spalding NBA Tip-Off) 1985

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Artist
Jeff Koons (born 1955)
Title
Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Two Dr J Silver Series, Spalding NBA Tip-Off)
Date 1985
MediumGlass, steel, pneumatic feet, 3 rubber basketballs and water
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 1536 x 1238 x 336 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1995
Reference
T06991
Not on display

Summary

This is one of a series of tanks Koons made in 1985 for his first solo exhibition, entitled Equilibrium, at the New York gallery, International With Monuments. The tanks, glass vitrines supported on black steel stands, were made in three sizes, holding one, two or three professional basketballs. The Total Equilibrium Tanks are completely filled with distilled water and a small amount of sodium chloride reagent, to assist the hollow balls in remaining suspended in the centre of the liquid. In a second version, the 50/50 Tanks, only half the tank is filled with distilled water, with the result that the balls float half in and half out of the water… (read more)

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