Jeff Koons has been interviewed for Wall Street Journal by Ralph Gardner Jr.

Koons and his current wife Justine tell Gardener that the artist’s famous balloon animals were inspired, at least in part, by Koon’s son Ludwig from his previous marriage to porn star, politician and singer, Ilona Staller. Otherwise known as “La Cicciolina”, Staller featured in Koons works “Made In Heaven”

“It was a way to be communicating with my son,” he said. “When he looks back now,” he knows, “I was thinking of him.”

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