Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons is one of America’s most popular contemporary artists. His Neo-Pop aesthetics and wry appropriations of consumer objects, express a reverence for popular culture. “I try to create work that doesn't make viewers feel they're being spoken down to, so they feel open participation,” the artist has explained. He is perhaps best known for his oversized sculptures of kitschy souvenirs, toys, and ornaments that are bright and shiny, as seen in his Celebration (1994–2011) series. With his choice of materials, Koons lends a heft and permanence to otherwise ephemeral items.

Selected Exhibitions

2019

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK

2018

Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway

Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017

Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

2016

Almine Rech Gallery, London, UK

Newport Street Gallery, London, UK

Museo de Arts Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2015

Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

Natural HIstory Museum Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy

Osterreichische Galertie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

Norwich Castle Museums & Art Gakllery, Norwich, UK

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Artist Rooms: Jeff Koons, Norwich Castle Museums & Art Gallery, UK

2014

The Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Rockefeller Center, New York, NY

Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, China

To name a few


Collections

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Equitable Corporation, NY
Deutsche Bank, Berlin
Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Berlin
Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Tate Modern, London, England
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

To name a few