Jeff Koons, ‘Original Flower Drawing’, 2009, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera V

Original, signed unique drawing on endpaper created by the artist for the present owner on April 13, 2009 at the Strand Bookstore in New York City. Accompanied by COA from Alpha 137 Gallery. Framed in a black wood frame with UV plexiglass. Ready to hang.
--Courtesy of Alpha 137

Signature: Signed and dated on the recto (front)

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