Jeff Koons is as one of the most alluring artist of the 20th century. Koons combines popular culture to create iconic statements. His artwork is often very controversial and but ultimately engaging, such as his trademark balloon animals produced in stainless steel with mirror-finish surfaces.
‘Now’ is the Jeff Koons first major UK exhibition to be dedicated solely to Jeff since ‘Jeff Koons: Popeye Series,’ at the Serpentine Gallery in 2009. Jeff has an astonishing 35-year career, making him one of art great artist, investigated subjects such as taste, industrialism, mass culture, excellence, acknowledgment.
‘Now’ features over thirty paintings, works on paper and sculptures dating from 1979 to 2014. This collection take from Damien Hirst’s collection; some of these works have never before seen in the UK.
Jeff Koons is an American artist known for
working with popular culture subjects and his reproductions of banal objects,
such as balloon animals produced in stainless steel with mirror-finish
surfaces. He lives and works in both New York City and his hometown of York, Pennsylvania.
His works have sold for substantial sums, including at least two record auction prices for a work by a living artist, including $91.1 million with fees in May 2019.On November 12, 2013, Koons’ Balloon Dog (Orange) sold at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York City for US$58.4 million, above its high US$55 million estimate, becoming the most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction. The price topped Koons’ previous record of US$33.7 millionand the record for the most expensive living artist, held by Gerhard Richter, whose
Art Plugged is a contemporary platform inspired by a relationship with the broader arts communities. We provide our audience with curated insight into the world of art, from exhibitions to artist interviews and more.