Jeff Koons, ‘Two Flowers: Original Signed & Inscribed Drawing’, 2018, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jeff Koons, ‘Two Flowers: Original Signed & Inscribed Drawing’, 2018, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jeff Koons, ‘Two Flowers: Original Signed & Inscribed Drawing’, 2018, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jeff Koons, ‘Two Flowers: Original Signed & Inscribed Drawing’, 2018, Alpha 137 Gallery

This intricate unique signed and inscribed drawing was created on the first two front end pages of the stunning, lavishly illustrated hardback monograph Jeff Koons A Retrospective, published by the Whitney Museum and Yale University Press. Each paper is a different color, so the resulting drawing has a great duotone effect. The drawing was done by Koons at Gagosian Gallery, dedicated to Kevin and dated May 30, 2018. In superb condition. Makes a fantastic gift. Accompanied by the Gagosian Gallery press release for this event and a COA from Alpha 137 Gallery. This drawing is held in a bound book, but the pages can be removed and framed; alternatively they can be kept in the book and opened and framed as a shadowbox or in a display case (opened) - or kept bound but unframed as a coffee table book. We keep it intact and held within this stunning monograph to preserve provenance so all of the options remain available to the collector.

Signature: Signed, dated and inscribed to Kevin by Jeff Koons

Created by Jeff Koons at Gagosian Gallery, May 30, 2018

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