Jeff Koons (b.1955) is one of the world’s best-known contemporary artists. He often draws inspiration from everyday objects, transforming them into mesmerizing sculptures.
Standing at a height of over 21 metres and stretching across a length of 31 metres, the inflatable Dugong is a larger than life imagining of the creature, gliding effortlessly through a marine habitat; a celebration of Qatar’s natural heritage.
The world’s second largest population of dugongs live in Qatar. These marine mammals are believed to have made their first appearance in the waters of the Arabian Gulf approximately 7,500 years ago.
Qatar Museums commissioned this site-specific installation for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. It joins an expanding number of permanent public artworks throughout Doha.