Jeff Koons was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1955. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Koons’s work is in numerous public collections, such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), the Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY), Los Angeles County Museum (Los Angeles, CA), The Broad Art Foundation (Santa Monica, CA), The National Gallery (Washington, DC), Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, DC), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA), Tate Gallery (London, UK), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Museum Ludwig (Köln, Germany), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan).
Jeff Koons held major art exhibitions at public institutions in 2008 including a large survey at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Celebration sculptures shown on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, and an exhibition at the Palace of Versailles which opened its doors to a living artist for the first time with Jeff Koons: Versailles.
Jeff Koons has received numerous awards and honors in recognition of his cultural achievements. Most recently, the Royal Academy of Arts presented Koons with the John Singleton Copley Award, Koons received The Governor’s Awards for the Arts Distinguished Arts Award and President Jacques Chirac promoted Koons to Officier de la Legion d’Honneur.
Jeff Joons is known by an amazing contemporary design, his work is art and is always happy and colorful. He create huge art pieces that captures the attention of every person. Recently he work with Lady gaga to create an exceptional cover for her new album ArtPop.
Balloon dog is the best-known work of Koons. The balloon dog is considered a monumental work, with flawless reflective surface and glorious color. This banal but beautiful dog form has been celebrated around the world, it has become an icon ‘of popular vernacular’ loved by the public and collectors.
This sculpture represent the hope and innocence that exist in our childhood.
Creating the illusion of weightlessness with reflective stainless steel of gigantic proportions, the work is considered the best example from Koon’s highly desired and acclaimed Celebration Series.
Balloon dog orange has broken a world record, was fetched $58,405,000 at a Christie’s New York auction on Tuesday Night.
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