PUPPY Jeff Koons
The world famous artist Jeff Koons’ popular sculpture in front of Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao stands an example of the art of gardening. The sculpture titled “Puppy” consists of marigolds, begonias, impatiens, petunias, and lobelias and is brought together by a steel platform that connects all the plants while shaping the form of a puppy. The 13-metre-tall sculpture was exhibited in Germany, Australia and the United States in the past. In 1997, it was acquired by Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and brought to Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
“Puppy” is placed in Plaza Aguirre in front of the museum. The officer after whom the plaza is named was killed during a bombing attempt of the sculpture by nationalist Basque group called ETA.