Jeff Koons, ‘Two Flowers (Original drawing)’, 2009, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jeff Koons, ‘Two Flowers (Original drawing)’, 2009, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jeff Koons, ‘Two Flowers (Original drawing)’, 2009, Alpha 137 Gallery

Unique flower drawing done in thick silver sharpie by pioneering art world superstar Jeff Koons. This original signed drawing spans across the purple front end page as well as the title page of the hardcover monograph "Celebration", and it is signed and dated by Koons lower right. "Celebration" was published on the occasion of his 2009 exhibition at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Koons' "Celebration" is a series of large-scale sculptures and paintings of, among others balloon dogs, Valentine hearts, diamonds, and Easter eggs, conceived in 1994 and continuing until the present.
A terrific gift for the Jeff Koons fan, collector or dealer. Some collectors might choose to remove the drawing and have it framed, exhibited and ultimately sold separately; others might keep it held within this elegant coffee table book or have the entire book (opened) framed or held in a perspex box or display exhibit. Ever so slight smudging to the purple paper - caused by Koons himself when he did the drawing, not affecting the beautiful flower drawing!

Signature: Hand signed and dated by Jeff Koons in silver sharpie. This work was done on April 13, 2009 at the Strand Bookstore, where Jeff Koons held a special ticketed signing event for the publication of "Celebration."

Drawing done by Jeff Koons on April 13, 2009 at the Strand Bookstore during a special, ticketed event.

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