Situated in the middle of Rockefeller Center in New York City is a 45-foot-tall inflatable nylon Seated Ballerina sculpture by renowned artist Jeff Koons.
As part of his “Antiquity” series, the sculpture serves as a contemporary interpretation of the mythological goddess Venus — where in Roman mythology, Venus was the goddess of love, sex, beauty and fertility.
Hosted by real estate company Tishman Speyer, and presented by American cosmetics brand retailer Kiehl’s, and the nonprofit organization Art Production Fund — the reflective surface of the Seated Ballerina mirrors the surrounding landscape and engages viewers as they approach. The sculpture is intended to raise awareness of national missing children’s month this May.
If you’re in the area, you can view the installation until Friday, June 2, 2017.