Three major groups of works by Jeff Koons exemplify his artistry
The inimitable works of art by Jeff Koons (*1955 in York, Pennsylvania), one of the most famous artists in the world today, have been causing uproars since the eighties. This publication is an in-depth examination of three major groups of works: The New (1980–87), Banality (1988), and Celebration (ongoing since 1994), each one of which represents a spectacular and consequential phase in Koons’s oeuvre. Ready-made objects from The New are transformed in Banality into wondrous, provocative sculptures created with traditional craftsmanship. A few years later, painting and sculpture appeared on an even par in Celebration. Hence, these three influential, manifesto-like stages are capable of providing insight into the work and ideas of Jeff Koons.
With a conversation between Jeff Koons and Theodora Vischer as well as essays by Raphaël Bouvier and Günther Vogt.
Edited by Fondation Beyeler, 2012, 212 pp., c. 80 ills., ca. 70 in color, 24.5 x 30.5 cm The cover was designed by Jeff Koons. Hardcover