Jeff Koons


Jeff Koons is one of the most popular contemporary American artists. Its neo-pop aesthetics and conceptual prowess borrows amply from consumer culture. Yeffrey Koons on January 21, 1955 in York in the state of Pennsylvania, the artist studied at Maryland Institute College of Art and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago but it is in finance that he will start his career as a broker at Wall Street. Jeff Koons will manage to combine his talents on the stock market and his passion for art by himself becoming the best investment of the 20th century. I will be particularly marked by advertising iconography and the & nbsp; American pop art & nbsp; 1980s . Consumer objects and everyday utensils will gain capital gain in his hands. He will take over the principle of Marcel Duchamp's "ready made" and raise them to the status of art work, starting with vacuum cleaners or basketball balls. This vein and conquer collectors around the world. He uses the icons of popular culture labeled USA to add them to this aesthetic. Michael Jackson then freezes in a white and golden porcelain, Popeye rutile like a stainless steel ball and Hulk swells with anger. The notoriety and the work of Jeff Koons both take a turning point in 1991, when The artist marries the pornographic actress Ilona Anna Staller, also known as Cicciolina. Together, they carried out the sulphurous work "Made in Heaven" (made in paradise), where the couple stages themselves and plays on eroticism and more so ambiguity. It is an absolute media success which allows to increase the reputation and the coast & nbsp; of Jeff Koons. In his Balloon Dog series (1994-2000), we feel the weight through the use of polished steel that Lack of the original inflatable version. His work, Balloon Dog (Orange) sold for the astronomical sum of 58.4 million dollars at auction in 2013, made him the most prolific living artist of the time.

Selected Works

Balloon Dog - Orange edition  by Jeff Koons

Balloon Dog - Orange edition

Sculpture - 26x26 cm
Balloon Dog - Yellow Edition by Jeff Koons

Balloon Dog - Yellow Edition

Sculpture - 26x26 cm
Balloon Dog - Magenta Edition by Jeff Koons

Balloon Dog - Magenta Edition

Sculpture - 26x26 cm

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