Ukranian Artist Behind Design for Jeff Koons Ballerinas Profiled in Art Newspaper

July 11th, 2017

Oksana Zhnikrup, via Art NewspaperThe Art Newspaper takes a closer look at the work of Ukrainian artist Oksana Zhnikrup, who created a trove of statuettes for mass production in Russia, and whose work serves as the bedrock for Jeff Koons’s recent Seated Ballerina pieces.  Koons bought the rights to Zhnikrup’s family in 2006, says Elena Korus, a Ukranian art historian. “Of course they weren’t against it” she continues. “There was no longer any factory and this art had been forgotten.”

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