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Jeff Koons

Girl with Lobster Print and 3 Balloon Animals

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Make-A-Wish Foundation

Kindly donated by Jeff Koons and Gagosian

Limited edition works by one of the most recognisable …

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Kindly donated by Jeff Koons and Gagosian

Limited edition works by one of the most recognisable artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Please note: the balloon animals Balloon Monkey (Blue), Balloon Swan (Yellow), and Balloon Rabbit (Red) are the first to come out of production!

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Jeff Koons
American, b. 1955
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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.

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Kindly donated by Jeff Koons and Gagosian

Limited edition works by one of the most recognisable …

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Kindly donated by Jeff Koons and Gagosian

Limited edition works by one of the most recognisable artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Please note: the balloon animals Balloon Monkey (Blue), Balloon Swan (Yellow), and Balloon Rabbit (Red) are the first to come out of production!

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Girl with …

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All images © Jeff Koons, courtesy of Jeff Koons and Gagosian
Jeff Koons
American, b. 1955
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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.

Jeff Koons

Girl with Lobster Print and 3 Balloon Animals

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