Dimensions 104.1 cm × 52.1 cm × 48.3 cm (41 in × 20.5 in × 19 in)
Pink Panther is a 41-inch tall porcelain sculpture featuring Jayne Mansfield holding the cartoon character Pink Panther. Mansfield is sculpted from the waist up and is partly clothed, her breasts being exposed; her right hand covers her nearly-exposed breast. The Pink Panther is shown in full, his chin over the left shoulder of Mansfield. Robert Storr, curator of the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, commented on the piece: "His mating of Jayne Mansfield and the eponymous cartoon character in Pink Panther is a thoroughly enjoyable send-up of heterosexual rapture and celebrity romance." Koons himself states that the piece was intended to represent the Pink Panther as a female masturbation aid. His depiction of the character caused legal issues and Koons was sued for copyright infringement, eventually settling out of court.
One edition of Pink Panther was sold at Sothebys in May 2011 with a complementary description in the catalogue entry:
"Representing the highest tier of Jeff Koons artistic achievement, Pink Panther is immediately identifiable as a masterpiece not only of the artists historic canon, but also of the epoch of recent Contemporary Art. It conflates the classic themes that define the artists output—materiality and artificiality, eroticism and naivety, popular culture and rarefied elitism—and is the model expression of one of the most innovative and influential artists of our times."
— Sothebys catalogue entry about Pink Panther
On May 10, 2011, it sold significantly below the US$20–30 million expected price, reaching US$16,882,500
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