Jeff Koons

Sometime in 2006 I purchased this skateboard deck from Supreme, called MONKEY TRAIN, featuring the art of Jeff Koons. Being a fan of his, I figured that this was a bargain at around $60.00 to own a piece of his work done on a deck. There were 3 different versions, but I was too cheap to pick up all 3. On April 26th, the auction house Phillips De Pury & Company held an auction of modern toys, furniture, and art. This skateboard deck was labeled LOT 116 and was expected to go for $1000-$1500. When I checked the results of the auction a few days later, I found that it had gone for $4000. Jeff Koons is now the highest paid living artist in the world, recently overtaking Damien Hirst. I suppose the more money his major works go for, the higher his smaller stuff will go for as well. Thank God I didn't take the plastic off of mine...I never know when I'll need to cash out.