We have a mental list of folks we would not mind popping Champagne with: President Obama, Jay-Z, and the Yankees after just winning the World Series are on our short list. But, hey, we wouldn't say no to a glass of Dom Pérignon with one of the most famous contemporary artists of our time, Jeff Koons. And while owning an original Koon piece will cost you a bit of a fortune, his newest mass (or at least, a bit more mass) offering let's you get your hands on a exclusive Koons x Dom Pérignon bottle of bubbly for, well, a smaller fortune. A measly $20,000.
As reported by WWD, the collaboration between the artist and the luxe spirits label is being sold along with a miniature version of Koon's "Balloon Venus" — the full-size version is current on display at the Gagosian. Sure, $20K may be a blow to your savings account, but if you truly relish in owning a bit of the artist's work then, at least, may all your pain be Champagne. (WWD)
Photo: Courtesy of Dom Pérignon