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Jeff Koons (American, b.1955)
LOT ID: 73282
Bread with Egg (Green, Red, and Yellow), 1995

Mixed Media Sculpture Edition, Hand painted, egg tempera sculptures made of hydrocal
5.5 х 5.5 х 2 in. (13.97 x 13.97 x 5.08 cm.)
Signed, numbered, and dated in metallic gold paint pen by hand on the underside of each.
Edition of 250
Foundry/Publisher Armitage Foundation, New York, NY
Lot description
An incredibly unique opportunity to acquire each colour variant (green, yellow and red) of Jeff Koons early and seldom seen sculptures 'Bread with Egg'. Executed in 1995 from the very small edition of only 83 in each colourway, these works are rare not only for being from a complete set, but also hand signed by the artist which Koons infrequently does. These works are hand painted, egg tempera sculptures made of hydrocal. Each is hand signed, numbered, and dated in metallic gold paint pen on the underside.

Jeff Koons is among the most controversial artists to have emerged in the past 20 years, spawning a new generation of Neo-Dada artists, such as Damien Hirst. Like Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol, Koons is concerned with the transformation of everyday objects into art. His work merges high culture and kitsch into banal works of balloon animals, topiary terriers, and pop icons. Koons insists that there are no hidden meanings in his art, feeling it causes too much critical contemplation. Instead, he wishes his work to be perceived for its initial reaction instilled within the viewer. Over the course of his career, Koons has received numerous awards including the John Singleton Copley Award (2010), the Wollaston Award from the Royal Academy of London (2008), and the Artistic Achievement Award from Americans for the Arts (2006), among others.

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Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
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Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art (Amsterdam, NL)
Bread with Egg (Green, Red, and Yellow) by Jeff Koons
  • Bread with Egg (Green, Red, and Yellow) by Jeff Koons
  • Bread with Egg (Green, Red, and Yellow) by Jeff Koons
  • Bread with Egg (Green, Red, and Yellow) by Jeff Koons
  • Bread with Egg (Green, Red, and Yellow) by Jeff Koons
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