A fake diamond sold for $10.5 million yesterday at Christies in New York. Artist Jeff Koons says Diamond (Blue) is all about sex — both sexiness and the "spirituality" of reproduction. But really, the jacuzzi-sized rock is all about our love for industrial art.
The highly polished chromium surface of this steel object reflects light, but does not refract it in the same way as a real diamond.
In other words, it's better not just because it's giant, but because it's high-tech and not at all like the real thing. And it looks fucking cool as well as crude. Koons has also created giant red, pink and green diamonds. A massive yellow one is on its way too. Image by AP.
The Ultimate Jeff Koons: Diamond (Blue) [Artnow Online]