Jeff Koons to install the 'Split-Rocker' in New York
Weighing 150 tons and soaring 37 feet high in the sky, Split-Rocker is composed of two halves — one based on a toy pony from one of one of Mr. Koons's sons, the other based on a toy dinosaur. Together, forming the head of a giant child's rocker.
Similar to the Koons' other artpiece Puppy, the new installation will be adorned with real flowers, from petunias, begonias and impatiens to geraniums and marigolds.
Koons produced just two editions of the sculpture. He owns the one that will be installed in the Rockefeller Center, while the other one is in the collection of Glenstone — the private museum in Potomac, Maryland — owned by Mitchell P. Rales.