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$5,800 GIF of a Deflating Koons Balloon Dog

The Graphics Interchange Format (better known by its acronym GIF is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web due to its wide support and portability. Now, we have the most expensive GIF of all time, since a digital image of Koons’ iconic Balloon Dog by artist Michael Green found its place on eBay with “Buy It Now” price of $5,800. The starting bid for the self-recycling image – “Balloon Dog Deflated” is $2,000. “Balloon Dog Deflated” was conceptually crafted with the same principles of the original; the digital sculpture itself was downloaded legally through a CC license, Modeled by Bassam Kurdali and Commissioned by Rob Myers, then processed through the 3D animation program Maya, for treatment of the textures, and the deflation of the balloon.

$5,800 GIF of a Deflating Koons Balloon Dog

Like Koons, Michael Green was the CEO of the project, overlooking every detail without ever actually having to create the 3D sculpture, or write code to produce the animation. The deflation itself is a statement where it is once again time to destroy the values of the tradition of modern art and for our culture to evolve to the logical next step, the digital medium. The GIF itself is a popular format that mainstream culture has embraced throughout webpages all over the internet, and is seen daily by millions of people worldwide.
If you ask why the price for this GIF is $5,800, the answer is because Jeff Koons sold his original “Balloon Dogs” through a physical auction for a record $58 million dollars.

$5,800 GIF of a Deflating Koons Balloon Dog

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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