Featured PORCELAIN FIGURINE BALLET GIRL LENOCHKA (HELEN)

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Natasha, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Natasha

    Natasha Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone,
    Now, when there is a lot of time to work online due to the pandemic, I would like to share an interesting story about one porcelain figurine I have.
    The story tells how the porcelain figurine of a ballet girl Lenochka (pet name) turned out to be in New York. The story comes back to 2017 when the famous American sculptor Jeff Koons installed an inflatable sculpture "Sitting Ballet Girl" at the entrance of Rockefeller Center in NY.
    Ballet dancer.jpg Immediately Jeff Koons was blamed of illegal reproduction of the porcelain figurine Ballet Girl Lenochka made by a famous Ukrainian sculptor Oksana Zhnykrup. But the official representative of the sculptor announced that he got permission from the family to use this image and even paid royalty.
    The figurine was made in 1974 but the model of this figurine disappeared. Fortunately, they made a limited circulation of this figurine.
    And now - be on alert! I have one. Here it is:
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  2. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

  3. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    She is beautiful.
     
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  4. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the interesting information, she is a beautiful ballerina!
     
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  5. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

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  6. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing, @Natasha

    I like the koons sculpture. He's used images of many famous objects and people in his work, including Michael Jackson... I'm sure he knows his way around royalties :)
     
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  8. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    ebay:
    Vintage Porcelain "Seated Ballerina" by Oksana Zhnikrup 169.99
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