- Hatje Cantz
- Contemporary Art
Edited by Theodora Vischer, Fondation Beyeler, texts by RaphaŽl Bouvier, Theodora Vischer, GŁnther Vogt, graphic design by Hans Werner Holzwarth
2012. 212 pp., 154 color ills
25.30 x 31.20 cm
| 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.
Exhibition schedule: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel May 13–September 2, 2012