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Jeff Koons — Jeff Koons: "Now"

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OC10518
2016
Hardback
104pp
310 x 230 mm (12 x 9 inches)
Foreword by Hugh Allan
Essay by Michael Archer
Published by Other Criteria
ISBN 978-1-906967-76-5

RRP £50

This fully illustrated catalogue is published on the occasion of ‘Now’, a solo show of work by Jeff Koons presented at Damien Hirst’s exhibition space, Newport Street Gallery, London (May – October 2016). ‘Now’ spans the duration of Koons’ career to date, and features sculpture and painting from some of his most important series, including Inflatables, The New, Equilibrium and Made in Heaven. This publication also includes an essay by art critic Michael Archer and a foreword by Newport Street Gallery’s Senior Curator, Hugh Allan. Installation shots included.

Jeff Koons is widely considered to be one of the most significant and influential artists of the postwar era. Born in York, Pennsylvania in 1955, the American artist investigates themes pertaining to mass culture, commerce, advertising, taste, pleasure and banality. Having once stated, ‘everything already exists in this world’, Koons has redefined approaches to the readymade over the course of his extraordinary career.

8% of proceeds from sales will be donated to ICMEC (International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children) a charity Jeff Koons has long supported. ICMEC is a private, non-government, non-profit global organisation. It combats child sexual exploitation, child pornography and child abduction.

Jeff Koons

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). Recent 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, was exhibited for the first time at Gagosian Gallery, New York (November 12 - 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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