Jeff Koons
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Jeff Koons (born 1955) is an American artist known for his reproductions of banal objects, such as “Balloon animals” (1994-2000) produced in stainless steel with mirror finish surfaces. Critics are sharply divided in their views of Koons, some believe him as a pioneering artist for media-saturated era and others simply dismiss his work as kitsch. First noticed for early conceptual sculpture, such as “The New” (1981-87) a series of vacuum-cleaners in illuminated Perspex boxes, Koons made mainstream headlines with the explicitly sexual photo series “Made in Heaven” (1990-91), with Italian porn star Ilona Staller. He also lost a court battle for copyright infringement, pertaining to his 1988 series “Banality”.

Artist images


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Artist external links


http://www.jeffkoons.com/
http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/jeff-koons
http://www.mcachicago.org/exhibitions/now/2012/178


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