"Puppy" (1992)

"Puppy," 1992
Stainless steel, soil, geotextile fabric, internal irrigation system, and live flowering plants, 486 x 486 x 256 inches
© Jeff Koons
Courtesy the artist

"Louis was a symbol of what happens to art under a monarch (whoever controls it, it will eventually reflect his or her ego and simply become decorative). Puppy (1992) is a large floral sculpture made out of 60,000large flowers. I conceived that piece really thinking that it would be the type of work that Louis would have the fantasy for."

-Jeff Koons