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Past exhibition

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

06.09.2015 - 09.27.2015

The unique, unmistakable, innovative work of Jeff Koons has made him one of the most prominent figures of the art of our time. Lacking the aura of inaccessibility that surrounds other contemporary works of art, his instantly recognizable creations appeal to the general public and draw on countless art historical sources, such as Surrealism, Pop Art, and Dada. Koons has a unique style that allows seemingly contradictory concepts to coexist harmoniously in his work. The oeuvre of Jeff Koons is a statement of self-affirmation, his paintings and sculptures invite us to reassert our individuality and flout certain taboos and conventions that box us in, limiting our role in society. Koons uses art as a wake-up call, a driving force of social change. The false luxury of some of his pieces, achieved by using industrial materials made to look deceptively lavish, and his references to well-known archetypes make viewers feel comfortable with their own cultural history.

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The Exhibition

Rabbit

Rabbit, 1986
Stainless steel
104.1 x 48.3 x 30.5 cm
Edition no. 1/3
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; partial gift of Stefan T. Edlis and H. Gael Neeson, 2000.21
© Jeff Koons

Inflatable Flower and Bunny

Inflatable Flower and Bunny (Tall White, Pink Bunny), 1979
Vinyl, mirrors
81.3 x 63.5 x 48.3 cm
The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica
© Jeff Koons

Teapot

Teapot, 1979
Teapot, plastic tubes, fluorescent lights
66 x 22.9 x 30.5 cm
“The Sonnabend” Sonnabend Collection, Nina Sundell and Antonio Homem
© Jeff Koons

Travel Bar

Travel Bar, 1986
Stainless steel
35.6 × 50.8 × 30.5 cm
Edition no. 1/3
Private Collection
© Jeff Koons

One Ball Equilibrium Tank

One Ball Equilibrium Tank (Spalding Dr. JK 241 Series), 1985
Glass, steel, sodium chloride reagent, distilled water, one basketball
164.5 × 78.1 × 33.7 cm
Edition no. 1/2
Private Collection
© Jeff Koons

Kiepenker

Kiepenkerl, 1987
Stainless steel
180.3 × 66 × 94 cm
Edition no. 1/3
Murderme
© Jeff Koons

Luis XIV

Louis XIV, 1986
Stainless steel
116.8 × 68.6 × 38.1 cm
Edition no. 3/3
Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection.
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
© Jeff Koons

Lobster

Lobster, 2003
Polychromed aluminium, coated steel
147 x 94 x 43.5 cm
Artist proof
Collection of the artist
© Jeff Koons

Hulk

Hulk (Organ), 2004-2014
Polychromed bronze and mixed media
252.7 x 131.4 x 71.8 cm
Edition no. 2/3
Gagosian Gallery
© Jeff Koons

Michael Jackson y Bubbles

Michael Jackson and Bubbles<(em>, 1988
Porcelain
106.7 × 179.1 × 82.6 cm
Edition no. 1/3
Private Collection
© Jeff Koons

Puppy

Puppy, 1992
Stainless steel, soil, and flowering plants
1,240 x 830 x 910 cm
Edition no. 1/1
Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa
© Jeff Koons

Made in Heaven

Made in Heaven, 1989
Lithograph billboard
317.5 × 690.9 cm
Edition no. 1/3
Rudolf and Ute Scharpff Collection
© Jeff Koons

Cat on Clothesline

Cat on Clothesline (Yellow), 2004-2011
Polyethylene
312.4 x 279.4 x 127 cm
One of four unique versions
Collection of the artist
© Jeff Koons

Loopy

Loopy, 1999
Oil on canvas
274.3 x 201.3cm
Bill Bell Collection
© Jeff Koons

El Artista

012Jeff Koons Julio 2014

Koons, Jeff

York, Pennsylvania, 1955

1955 Born in York, Pennsylvania to Henry and Gloria Koons. His sister, Karen, is three years older. His father owned an interior decoration business. Koons learns from him his aesthetic sense. 1960 His parents encourage his creative streak and...

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