BLOG:: Jeff Koons: "Hulk Elvis"

Nov 7, 2014 5:07AM

Jeff Koons, one of the world’s most expensive living artists, widely known for his balloon-animal sculptures, began his bronze “Hulk Elvis” series more than a decade ago. Since then, the ceaselessly ongoing group of works has seen a splashy debut at Gagosian Gallery’s Britannia Street location in London (2007) and was chronicled, perhaps prematurely, in a 5-pound, 138-page catalogue in 2009.

As early as 2011, at a joint talk in Abu Dhabi with Koons and his longtime dealer Larry Gagosian, it was mentioned that the artist’s Hulk figures were destined for Hong Kong in what would be his first Asian solo exhibition. Yet it was not until this week that the Hulks and their camera-ready creator arrived in Asia for the first time.