(ANSA) – NEW YORK, JUN 09 – Jeff Koons’ Monkey goes to auction in support of Ukraine. It is the magenta-colored ‘Balloon Monkey’ that the Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk and his wife Olena have decided to put up for sale to raise funds for humanitarian aid. The US media reported.
The work, estimated at at least $ 12.5 million, will be auctioned by Christie’s in London on June 28th as part of a sale that includes works from the 20th and 21st centuries.
In a statement released by the auction house, Koons said it was a ‘sincere privilege’ to see his work up for auction for a humanitarian cause. “The true value of art – he specified – is to be at the service of humanity and there could not be a higher mission when supporting the Ukrainian people. Before the sale, the sculpture will be exhibited in St. James’ Square. , where the headquarters of Chistie’s in London is also located. (ANSA).