A week before the show closed, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy.
Jeff Koons Jeff Koons rose to prominence in the mids as part of a generation of artists who explored the meaning of art in a media-saturated era and the attendant crisis of representation.
Drawing on the visual language of advertising, marketing, and the entertainment industry and with the stated intent to "communicate with the masses," Koons tested the boundaries between popular and elite culture.
His sculptural menagerie includes Plexiglas-encased Hoover vacuum cleaners, basketballs suspended in glass aquariums, porcelain homages to Michael Jackson and the Pink Panther, and glass depictions of himself coupled with his then-wife Ilona Staller, also known as La Cicciolina a former adult-film star and member of the Italian parliament.
Extending the legacy of Marcel Duchamp's readymades, and integrating references to Minimalism and Pop, Koons presents art as a commodity that cannot be placed within the hierarchy of conventional aesthetics.
With Puppy, Koons engaged both past and present, employing sophisticated computer modeling to create a work that references the 18th-century formal European garden.
A behemoth West Highland terrier carpeted in bedding plants, Puppy employs the most saccharine of iconography—flowers and puppies—in a monument to the sentimental.
Imposing in scale, its size both tightly contained and seemingly out of control it is both literally and figuratively still growingand juxtaposing elite and mass-cultural references topiary and dog breeding, Chia Pets and Hallmark greeting cardsthe work may be read as an allegory of contemporary culture.
Koons designed this public sculpture to relentlessly entice, to create optimism, and to instill, in his own words, "confidence and security.Apr 23, · Mr.
Koons's work can be read, as Pop Art often is, as a satiric commentary on capitalism, the commodification of art and life, and the erosion of the real by the artificial.
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The Independent Culture One of Jeff Koons' balloon dogs, photographed at the opening of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Los Angeles, 7 Feb (REX). Watch video · Jeff Koons is a famous contemporary artist whose work is influenced by an eclectic array of sensibilities.
Born in York, Pennsylvania, on January 21, , artist Jeff Koons made a name for. "American Art Now Twelve Innovative Artists (Jeff Koons)." A+L Art and Living Now , p. 31, illustrated in color (installation view, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao).
Naumann, Francis M. Jeff Koons - New Paintings. Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog (Yellow) This essay discusses the sculpture Balloon Dog (yellow) () by American artist Jeffrey Lynn Koons (b).
I will explain how Koons uses the Balloon Dog (yellow) to talk about both childhood experience and sexuality, and uses these ideas to .