The new cases are part of the Live Covers line recently released by Google. They are synchronized with the smartphone using a special built-in chip, due to which their surface is able to display the wallpaper selected by the user for the desktop. Koons created three covers - and their buyer, in addition to their photographs, will be able to place on the surface of the accessory one of the artist's sculptures: Diana, Bust or Mailbox from the acclaimed Gazing Ball series, which Jeff Koons first presented in 2013.
In addition, as a pleasant addition, the owner of the case gets the opportunity to set an excerpt from the ballet Swan Lake as a live wallpaper for the desktop of his Nexus, reworked by the artist in the manner of works from the Gazing Ball cycle. This animation is reported to be Koons' first experience in video. The covers will cost $ 40 each and will be available for purchase only in the US through the Google Store.
1 of 9 © store.google.com/product © store.google.com/product Sculpture by Jeff Koons "Gazing Ball (Antinous-Dionysus)", 2013 © jeffkoons.com/artwork © store.google.com/product © store.google.com/product Sculpture by Jeff Koons "Gazing Ball (Mailbox)", 2013 © jeffkoons.com/artwork © store.google.com/product © store.google.com/product Sculpture by Jeff Koons "Gazing Ball (Diana)”, 2013 © jeffkoons.com/artwork
Jeff Koons is one of the most sought-after and expensive contemporary artists. In 2013, New York Magazine named him "The Most Successful American Artist Since Warhol." Previously, Koons has worked with major companies on several occasions, including BMW, for which he designed the 17th BMW Art Car, and H&M, which has released a joint limited collection with him. Koons's biography also includes experience with Lady Gaga - her Artpop album cover features a Gazing Ball sculpture of the singer.>