Jeff Koons, ‘Original signed, dated and inscribed drawing ’, 2009, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jeff Koons, ‘Original signed, dated and inscribed drawing ’, 2009, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jeff Koons, ‘Original signed, dated and inscribed drawing ’, 2009, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jeff Koons, ‘Original signed, dated and inscribed drawing ’, 2009, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jeff Koons, ‘Original signed, dated and inscribed drawing ’, 2009, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jeff Koons, ‘Original signed, dated and inscribed drawing ’, 2009, Alpha 137 Gallery

Unique signed drawing, dedicated to Neal, held on the first front end page. This is an intricate full page original drawing, dated 11/14/2009. Koons did this drawing at the 11/14/2009 opening reception for his New Paintings show at Gagosian Beverly Hills, California. This drawing is in excellent condition. It is bound on the first front end page of Jeff Koons lavishly illustrated hardback monograph "Jeff Koons Hulk Elvis" -- the definitive survey of Koons' Hulk Elvis paintings. This drawing can be removed and framed separately; it can be kept in the book or given as a gift; or it can be splayed open and the entire gorgeous book can be framed and preserved in a shadow box and hung on the wall or exhibited on a mangle. Excellent condition; fine provenance. Makes a terrific gift.

Signature: Signed, inscribed to Neal and dated 11/14/2009 by Jeff Koons.

Jeff Koons did this drawing at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA

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