"Elephant" (2003)

"Elephant," 2003
High-chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating, 36 1/2 x 29 x 19 inches
© Jeff Koons
Courtesy the artist

"The job of the artist is to make a gesture and really show people what their potential is. It’s not about the object, and it’s not about the image; it’s about the viewer. That’s where the art happens. The objects are absolutely valueless. But what happens inside the viewer—that’s where the value is."

-Jeff Koons