Jeff Koons  (American, 1955) 

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Jeff Koons Biography
1955   Born in York, PA
1972 - 1975   Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1975 - 1976   School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1976   BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2002   Skowhegan Award for Sculpture
2007   Officer of the French Legion of Honor, Paris, France
2008   Honorary Doctorate, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Charles Wollaston Award, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
2009   John Singleton Copley Award, American Associates of the Royal Academy
2012   State Department’s Medal of Arts, Art in Embassies, Washington, DC
  Lives and works in New York, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Jeff Koons: New Paintings and Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Jeff Koons: Gazing Ball, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art, Acquavella Galleries, New York, NY
2012   Jeff Koons, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (solo)
Jeff Koons, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Jeff Koons. The Painter & The Sculptor, Schirn Kunsthalle and Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, MA
To Be With Art Is All We Ask, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
Regarding Warhol – Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Ghost in the Machine, New Museum. New York, NY
2011   Coloring Book by Jeff Koons, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England (solo)
Moustache by Jeff Koons, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (solo)
ARTIST ROOMS Jeff Koons, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
Figures in a Landscape, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong
Gagosian Pop-Up!, Gagosian Gallery, Davies Street, London, England
Artists for Haiti, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY
The World Belongs to You, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Picasso to Koons: Artists as Jeweler, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
2010   Dictator, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Jeff Koons: Popeye Sculptures, Galerie de Noirmont, Paris, France (solo)
Jeff Koons: Cracked Egg (Blue) , Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, England (solo)
Crash - Homage to JG Ballard, Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London, England
2009   Jeff Koons: New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (solo)
Jeff Koons: Popeye Series, Serpentine Gallery, London, England (solo)
Go Figure, Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison, New York, NY
Ecstatic Abstraction, Gagosian Gallery, 555 West 24th Street, New York, NY
Marble, Gagosian Gallery, New York, 980 Madison, New York, NY
Pop Life, Tate Modern, London, England
Artist Rooms, Tate Modern, London, England
2008   Jeff Koons, Celebration, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Jeff Koons, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Jeff Koons, Versailles, Paris, France (solo)
Jeff Koons, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (solo)
Jeff Koons: On the Roof, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (solo)
For What You Are About To Receive, Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Prefab, Gagosian Gallery, New York, 980 Madison, New York, NY
2007   Jeff Koons: Hulk Elvis, Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London, England (solo)
Jeff Koons: Popeye, Gagosian Gallery, Davies Street, London, England (solo)
Pop Art Is…, Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London, England
Insight?, Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2006 - 2007   Into Me / Out of Me, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY; travelled to Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Magritte: The Treachery of Images, Los Angeles County Museum. Los Angeles, CA
2006   Jeff Koons, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England (solo)
Jeff Koons: Cracked Egg (Blue), Gagosian Gallery, Davies Street, London, England (solo)
Sculpture, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Diamond, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England (solo)
Balloon Flower (Red), 7 World Trade Center, New York, NY (solo)
Hiding in the Light, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
2005   Lever House, New York, NY (solo)
MO(NU)MENTS!: Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Homestyle, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
Logical Conclusions: 40 Years of Rule-Based Art, Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY
2004 - 2005   Jeff Koons: Retrospective, Astrup Fearnley Museum for Modern Art, Oslo, Norway; traveled to Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland (solo)
East Village USA, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2004   Jeff Koons: Highlights of 25 Years, C & M Arts, New York, NY (solo)
What’s Modern? , Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York, NY
2003   Popeye, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Jeff Koons, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy (solo)
2002   Jeff Koons, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Jeff Koons/Andy Warhol: Flowers, Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Extra Art: A Survey of Artists’ Ephemera, 1960-1999, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England
2001 - 2002   Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons: Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; traveled to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2001   Jeff Koons, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria (solo)
Jeff Koons, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (solo)
The Physical World: An Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Give & Take, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
2000   Easyfun-Ethereal, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Puppy, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY (solo)
Split-Rocker, Papal Palace, Avignon, France (solo)
Innocence and Experience, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Apocalypse: Beauty & Horror in Contemporary Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
Around 1984: A Look at Art in the Eighties, PS 1, Long Island City, NY
Play's the Thing: Critical and Transgressive Practices in Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Au-delà du spectacle, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Actual Size, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
MoMA 2000, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Matter, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Pop and After, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1999 - 2000   Heaven, Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany; traveled to Tate Liverpool, England
1999   Easyfun, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
A Celebration of Art: 25th Anniversary of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
The American Century, Part II, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Transmute, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
1998   Six Americans, Skarstedt Fine Art, New York, NY
Jeff Koons: Encased Works, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, England (solo)
Art in the 20th Century: Collection from the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Ho-Am Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea
Urban, Tate Liverpool, England
1997   Puppy, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain (solo)
Jeff Koons, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France (solo)
Objects of Desire: The Modern Still Life, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Belladonna, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England
A House is not a Home, Center for Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1996   The Human Body in Contemporary American Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Playpen & Corpus Delirium, Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland
Just Past: The Contemporary in MOCA’s Permanent Collection, 1975-96, Geffen Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Contemporary Art 1960–1995: Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1995   Puppy, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (solo)
Inaugural opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
From Christo and Jean Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor Art Projects and Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Signs and Wonders, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland and Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Galicia, Spain
Die Muse?, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
Unser Jahrhundert, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
45 nord & longitude 0, CAPC - Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France
1994   Jeff Koons: A Survey 1981-1994, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, England (solo)
Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; traveled to Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
1993   Jeff Koons: Retrospective, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
Jeff Koons: Retrospective, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
Jeff Koons: Retrospective, Aarhus, Denmark (solo)
The Elusive Object, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, CT
The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
American Art in the Twentieth Century, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
Drawing the Line Against AIDS, AmFAR International, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection at the 45th Venice Biennial, Italy
Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, England
1982-83: Ten Years After, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY
1992   Made In Heaven, Christophe Van de Weghe, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Made In Heaven, Galerie Lehmann, Lausanne, Switzerland (solo)
Jeff Koons: Retrospective, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Jeff Koons: Retrospective, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Al(l)ready Made, Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Strange Developments, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, England
Made For Arolsen, Schloss Arolsen, Arolsen, Germany
Post Human, Musée D'Art Contemporain Pully, Lausanne, Switzerland; traveled to the Israel Museum, Jerusalem and the Deictorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Selected Works From the Early Eighties, Kunstraum Daxler, Munich, Germany
Doubletake: Collective Memory & Current Art, Hayward Gallery, London, England
1991   Made In Heaven, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Made In Heaven, Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Group Show, Luhring-Augustine-Hetzler, Santa Monica, CA
Objects for the Ideal Home, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
Vertigo: “The Remake,” Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
1990   Culture and Commentary, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
1989   Jeff Koons: Nieuw Werk, Galerie `t Venster, Rotterdamse Kunststichting, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Image World, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Suburban Home Life: Tracking the American Dream, Whitney Museum of American Art Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York, NY
The Silent Baroque, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
1988   Banality, Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Banality, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (solo)
L'Objet de L'Exposition, Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France
Artschwager: His Peers and Persuasion, 1963-1988, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; traveled to Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
New York in View, Kunstverein Munchen, Germany
Sculpture Parallels, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
Schlaf der Vernumst, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
The BiNational, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA and Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Germany
Nancy Spero: Works Since 1950 and Jeff Koons, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
1987   Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
NY Art Now, Saatchi Collection, London, England
Avant-Garde in the Eighties, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Les Courtiers du Désir, Galeries Contemporaines, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1986   Luxury and Degradation, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Endgame: Reference and Simulation in Recent Painting and Sculpture, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Damaged Goods, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY and Otis Parsons Exhibition Center, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
1985   Feature Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
Cult and Decorum, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY
New Ground, Luhring, Augustine & Hodes Gallery, New York, NY
Affiliations: Recent Sculpture and its Antecedents, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, CT
1984   The New Capital, White Columns, New York, NY
1981   Lighting, PS 1, Long Island City, NY
Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
1980   The New (window installation), New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (solo)
Art for the Eighties, Galeria Durban, Caracas, Venezuela
Selected Public Collections
  Equitable Corporation, New York
  Fondazione Prada, Milan
  Foundation Asher Edelman, Lausanne
  Foundation Daniel Templon, Paris
  Francois Pinault Foundation for Contemporary Art, Venice
  Lambert Art Collection, Geneva
  Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles
  Nord Landesbank, Hannover
  Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich
  Twentieth Century Acquisitions, New York
  Wright State University Art Museum, Dayton
  Caldic Collection, Rotterdam Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
  Collection Benedikt Taschen Verlag, Cologne
  Donald and Mera Rubell Foundation, Miami
  Daimler-Chrysler, Berlin
  Dannheisser Foundation, New York
  Deste Foundation, Athens
  Deutsche Bank, Berlin
  Dr. Marx Collection, Berlin
  Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles
  Museum Ludwig, Cologne
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
  Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
  Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
  Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
  Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
  The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  Wolfsburg Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg
  Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo
  Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
  Berardo Museum, Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon
  CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux
  Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines
  FRAC- Collection Aquitaine, Bordeaux
  Groninger Museum of Art, Groningen
  Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
  Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Berlin
  Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam
  Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Tate Britain, London, England
Tate Modern, London, England
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Literature
2004   Jeff Koons - Retrospektiv
Astrup Fearnly Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo 2004
2002   Jeff Koons. Bilder / Pictures 1980-2002.
Kunsthalle Bielefeld 2002
2001   Au-Dela du Spectacle
Centre Pompidou, 2001
2000   Apocalypse: Beauty & Horror in Contemporary Art
Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2000
Hypermental. Wahnhafte Wirklichkeit 1950-2000. Von Salvador Dali bis Jeff Koons
Kunsthaus Zürich, 2000
Jeff Koons: Easyfun — Ethereal
Deutsche Guggenheim, 2000
1999   Ausblick auf das neue Jahrtausend/ Art at the Turn of the Millennium
Burkhard Riemschneider, Uta Grosenick, Cologne, 1999
1998   Interno — Esterno/Alterno
FENDI, New York, 1998
L'Envers du Décor. Dimensions décoratives dans l'art du XXe siècle
Musée d'art moderne, Lille; Métropole, Villeneuve d'Ascq, 1998
Tuning up #5
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, 1998
1997   Objects of Desire: The Modern Still Life
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1997
4e biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon: "L'Autre"
Lyon, 1997
On the Edge: Contemporary Art from the Werner and Elaine Dannheisser Collection
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1997
Dramatically Different
Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble 1997
Jeff Koons
Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, 1997
1996   Collective Vision: Creating a Contemporary Art Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1996
Art at Home—Ideal Standard Life
Spiral Garden, Tokyo, 1996
Zaunschirm, Thomas: Kunst als Sündenfall. Die Tabuverletzungen des Jeff Koons
Freiburg, 1996
1995   Kaldor, John and Nicholas Baume: From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons. John Kaldor Art Projects and Collection
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 1995
Going for Baroque
The Contemporary and the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, 1995
Zeichen & Wunder. Niko Pirosmani (1862 - 1918) und die Kunst der Gegenwart
Kunsthaus Zürich, 1995
1994   Koons, Jeff: The Jeff Koons Daybook
New York, 1994
1992   Jeff Koons
Cologne, 1992/ New York, 1997
Koons, Jeff and Robert Rosenblum: The Jeff Koons Handbook, London, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, 1992/
Das Jeff Koons Handbuch, Munich, 1992
Pop Art
Royal Academy of Art, London, 1992
Jeff Koons
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1992
Selected Works From the Early Eighties
Kunstraum Daxer, Munich, 1992
Photoplay: Works from the Chase Manhattan Collection
Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, 1992
1991   Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 1991
A Duke Student Collects: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Jason Rubell
Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, 1991
Metropolis
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 1991
Objects for the Ideal Home
Serpentine Gallery, London, 1991

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