jeff koons

Jeff KOONS
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Jeff Koons was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1955. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1976. Koons lives and works in New York City.

Since his first solo exhibition in 1980, Koons’s work has been shown in major galleries and institutions throughout the world. His work is the subject of a major exhibition organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (June 27 - October 19, 2014), which traveled to the Centre Pompidou Paris (November 26, 2014 - April 27, 2015) and the Guggenheim Bilbao (June 12 - September 27, 2015). His public sculptures, such as the monumental floral Puppy and Split-Rocker, have captivated audiences at Rockefeller Center New York, Chateau Versailles, the Papal Palace Avignon, and the Guggenheim Bilbao. Current exhibitions in Europe include Jeff Koons in Florence installed at Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy (September 25 - December 28, 2015) and Balloon Venus (Orange), which is currently on view in the rotunda of the Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria (September 30 - March 13, 2016). Gazing Ball Paintings, Koons’s most recent series, is on view at Gagosian Gallery, 555 West 21st Street, New York, through December 23, 2015.

Koons earned renown for his public sculptures, such as the monumental floral sculpture Puppy (1992), shown at Rockefeller Center and permanently installed at the Guggenheim Bilbao. Another floral sculpture, Split-Rocker (2000), previously installed at the Papal Palace in Avignon, Château de Versailles, and Fondation Beyeler in Basel, was most recently on view at Rockefeller Center in 2014.

Jeff Koons has received numerous awards and honors in recognition of his cultural achievements. Notably, Koons received the Governor’s Awards for the Arts “Distinguished Arts Award” from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; the “Golden Plate Award” from the Academy of Achievement; President Jacques Chirac promoted Koons to Officier de la Legion d’Honneur; and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton honored Koons with the State Department’s Medal of the Arts for his outstanding commitment to the Art in Embassies Program and international cultural exchange. Koons has been a board member of The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) since 2002, and co-founded the Koons Family International Law and Policy Institute with ICMEC; for the purpose of combating global issues of child abduction and exploitation and to protect the world’s children.

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Zoom Balloon Dog (Yellow), 2015

Balloon Dog (Yellow), 2015

Porcelain Ballon Dog, chromed finition - Limited edition of 2300 ex

11" x 11" x 5" (27cm x 27cm x 13cm) available
Zoom Balloon Dog (Magenta), 2015

Balloon Dog (Magenta), 2015

Porcelain Ballon Dog, chromed finition - Limited edition of 2300 ex

11" x 11" x 5" (27cm x 27cm x 13cm) available
Zoom Balloon Dog (Orange), 2015

Balloon Dog (Orange), 2015

Porcelain Ballon Dog, chromed finition - Limited edition of 2300 ex

11" x 11" x 5" (27cm x 27cm x 13cm) available
Zoom Balloon Monkey (Blue), 2017

Balloon Monkey (Blue), 2017

Porcelain - Limited edition of 999 ex

10" x 8" x 15" (25cm x 21cm x 39cm) available
Zoom Balloon Rabbit (Red), 2017

Balloon Rabbit (Red), 2017

Porcelain - Limited edition of 999 ex

11" x 6" x 8" (29cm x 14cm x 21cm) available
Zoom Balloon Swan (Yellow), 2017

Balloon Swan (Yellow), 2017

Porcelain - Limited edition of 999 ex

9" x 6" x 8" (24cm x 16cm x 21cm) available
Zoom  Balloon Swan (Magenta), 2019

Balloon Swan (Magenta), 2019

Porcelain - Limited edition of 999 ex

9" x 6" x 8" (24cm x 16cm x 21cm) available
Zoom Balloon Rabbit (Violet), 2019

Balloon Rabbit (Violet), 2019

Porcelain - Limited edition of 999 ex

11" x 6" x 8" (29cm x 14cm x 21cm) available
Zoom Balloon Monkey (Orange), 2019

Balloon Monkey (Orange), 2019

Porcelain - Limited edition of 999 ex

10" x 8" x 15" (25cm x 21cm x 39cm) available

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