Whitney Museum of American Art/Centre Pompidou/Guggenheim Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

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'Despite his titanic art world status, Jeff Koons has never been the subject of a retrospective, nor of a book this comprehensive. Charting every significant series of works, from basketballs and vacuum cleaners to .. blown-up tchotchkes and balloon animals, along with a wealth of ephemera, the catalogue delivers' - ARTnews

A fresh and engaging look at the controversial work of Jeff Koons, with insightful analyses and illustrations of all of his iconic pieces alongside preparatory works and historical photographs

Jeff Koons (b.1955) is widely regarded as one of the most popular and controversial artists of the post-war era. Throughout his career, he has pioneered new approaches to the readymade and tested the boundaries between advanced art and mass culture.  Published in conjunction with a 2014 exhibition that was shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou and the Guggenheim Bilbao, this book examines the 35 year career of American artist, Jeff Koons. 

This volume features brilliant reproductions of all of his most famous pieces, including preparatory sketches and plans for sculptures and paintings as well as installation photographs that shed light on Koons' artistic process and trace the development of his work throughout his career. In an overview essay, Scott Rothkopf examines the evolution of Koons' work and his development over the past thirty-five years. Critics and writers, including novelist Rachel Kushner and art dealer Jeffrey Deitch, successfully address the full range of Koons' aesthetic and cultural concerns.

Details
  • Author: Scott Rothkopf, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Date published: August 2014
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-0300195873
  • Product Dimensions: 31.3 x 24.5 x 3.1 cm
Reviews

'Rothkopf’s clear and coolly measured catalogue introduction must be read by any serious critic of Koons, pro or con' - New Yorker

'A good primer for this controversial artist' - The Daily Telegraph

'Despite his titanic art world status, Jeff Koons has never been the subject of a retrospective, nor of a book this comprehensive. Charting every significant series of works, from basketballs and vacuum cleaners to .. blown-up tchotchkes and balloon animals, along with a wealth of ephemera, the catalogue delivers' - ARTnews


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