Jeff Koons, ‘Balloon Venus’, 2013, Galerie Kronsbein

figure made out of polyrethan-resin
incl.Dom Perigion Rose vintage 2013 and orginal Box

Signature: impressed signature on the suede interior lining of the lower part, from the edition of 650 (there were also 40 artist's proofs), contained in the original custom flight case.

About Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons plays with ideas of taste, pleasure, celebrity, and commerce. “I believe in advertisement and media completely,” he says. “My art and my personal life are based in it.” Working with seductive commercial materials (such as the high chromium stainless steel of his “Balloon Dog” sculptures or his vinyl “Inflatables”), shifts of scale, and an elaborate studio system involving many technicians, Koons turns banal objects into high art icons. His paintings and sculptures borrow widely from art-historical techniques and styles; although often seen as ironic or tongue-in-cheek, Koons insists his practice is earnest and optimistic. “I’ve always loved Surrealism and Dada and Pop, so I just follow my interests and focus on them,” he says. “When you do that, things become very metaphysical.” The “Banality” series that brought him fame in the 1980s included pseudo-Baroque sculptures of subjects like Michael Jackson with his pet ape, while his monumental topiaries, like the floral Puppy (1992), reference 17th-century French garden design.

American, b. 1955, York, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

2017
Beverly Hills,
2016
2014
Jeff Koons / Sean Penn: Decommissioned Commission
2012
Beverly Hills,