Today’s Las Vegas Thing That Looks Obscene, But Isn’t

You don’t typically equate Wynn Las Vegas with something obscene, but check this out.

Wait for it.
Wait for it.

Get your mind out of the gutter. This is just a close-up of artwork currently on display in front of the Wynn Theater. The piece is called “Tulips,” and it was sold at a Christie’s auction in 2012 for $33.6 million.

What's the matter with you, anyway?
What’s the matter with you, anyway?

The work is by popular artist Jeff Koons. The giant balloon tulips are made of high chromium stainless steel with a transparent color coating. We know this based upon our extensive knowledge of fine art, as well as having read it on a little placard thingy in front of the sculpture.

“Tulips” is close to seven feet tall and 16 feet across.

"Tulips" has its own security guard. You know, to prevent shoplifting.
“Tulips” has its own security guard. You know, shoplifting.

We love this playful, colorful work of over-sized art, and it’s free to view at Wynn Las Vegas. Up close, sort of dirty. From a distance, whimsical. There’s something for everyone in Las Vegas.