Catalogue of the exhibition Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons (b. 1955) has become one of the most popular, influential, controversial, and important artists of the postwar period. He has pioneered new approaches to the readymade, tested the boundaries between advanced art and mass culture, and challenged the limits of industrial fabrication in works of great beauty and emotional intensity. This volume surveys thirty-five years of the artist’s work. In an engaging essay that covers key themes, formal approaches, and complex techniques, Scott Rothkopf highlights the numerous ways Koons has broken ground or set new limits for artists. In addition, short essays by a group of interdisciplinary contributors cover a variety of critical topics to illuminate the breadth of Koons’s cultural reach. Also included are preparatory sketches, installation photographs, and other archival materials that offer new insights and contexts in which to consider the development of Koons’s landmark career.