Jeff Koons, ‘Triple Elvis’, Christie's

Jeff Koons (b. 1955)

Triple Elvis

signed and dated 'Jeff Koons '09' (on the overlap)

oil on canvas

102 x 138 in. (259.1 x 350.5 cm.)

Painted in 2009.

Signature: signed and dated 'Jeff Koons '09' (on the overlap)

Greenwich, The Brant Family Foundation, Inaugural Exhibition, April 2009.

Greenwich, The Brant Family Foundation, Remembering Henry's Show, May 2009-January 2010, pp. 78-81 and 175 (illustrated in color).

Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle, Jeff Koons: the Painter & the Sculptor, June-September 2012, pp. 152-153 (illustrated in color).

J. Belcove, "Koons World," _W Magazine,_November 2006, pp. 313 and 317 (earlier state illustrated in color).

C. Tomkins, “The Turnaround Artist,” The New Yorker, 23 April 2007, p. 59 (illustrated in color).

S. Seymour, “Jeff Koons: Art Made in Heaven,” Whitewall, Fall 2007, p. 131 (earlier state illustrated in color).

_Jeff Koons,_exh. cat., Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008, p. 25 (illustrated in color).

"The Comeback Kid," _MCA Magazine,_Summer 2008, p. 4 (earlier state illustrated in color).

S. Gassot, "Jeff Koons: il Fait sa Revolution Pop Chez Louis XIV," Gala, August 2008, pp. 78-79 (earlier state illustrated in color).

S. Gassot, "Jeff Koons à Versailles: Provocation ou Revolution?," Paris Capitale, no. 134, September 2008, p. 56 (earlier state illustrated in color).

R. Morata, "Jeff Koons: un Artiste Barock," Point de Vue, 28 August-3 September 2008, pp. 56-57 (earlier state illustrated in color).

L. Cenac, "Le Roi Koons à Versailles," _Madame Figaro,_6 September 2008, p. 138 (earlier state illustrated in color).

I. de Wavrin, "L'Entreprise Jeff Koons," _Beaux Arts,_September 2008, p. 111 (studio view illustrated in color).

U. Thon, "Spieglein, Spieglein an der Wand," _Art,_October 2008, pp. 34-35 (illustrated in color).

N. Campbell, "Jeff Koons," _Interview Germany,_November 2012, pp. 104-105 (illustrated in color).

J. Koons and N. Rosenthal, _Jeff Koons: Conversations with Norman Rosenthal,_London and New York, 2014, pp. 252-253.

V. Binet, "King Koons," _Vogue Paris,_June/July 2014, p. 212 (illustrated in color).

Gagosian Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

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