- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A colossal floral sculpture by American artist Jeff Koons will grace Rockefeller Plaza this summer.

Called “Split-Rocker,” the 37-foot-high structure will be covered in 50,000 flowering plants.

It will be at the midtown Manhattan location from June 25 through Sept. 12.

It coincides with a Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum, opening June 27.

The sculpture looks like the head of a rocking horse. Half of the head depicts a pony and half looks like a dinosaur.

It’s been exhibited in France and Switzerland.

“Split-Rocker” has been in the collection of the Glenstone museum in Potomac, Maryland, since 2013.

Koons is known for whimsical monumental sculptures that sell for millions of dollars.

“Split-Rocker” is being presented by the Gagosian Gallery and organized by the Public Art Fund.



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