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Jeff Koons (American, b.1955)
LOT ID: 75657
Flower Drawing, 2010

Marker, on paper
11.75 х 9.75 in. (29.84 x 24.76 cm.)
Signed, and dated 6/1/10, lower edge.
Lot description
Classic, unique original hand signed flower drawing created with thick silver sharpie by pioneering art world super star Jeff Koons. This drawing is bound within the softcover monograph "Celebration", published on the occasion of his 2009 exhibition at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Koons' "Celebration" is a series of large-scale sculptures and paintings of, among others balloon dogs, Valentine hearts, diamonds, and Easter eggs, conceived in 1994 and continuing until the present.

Jeff Koons is among the most popular 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. Koons has already been awarded several museum retrospectives. first retrospective in France was held at the Palace of Versailles, which features 17 monumental works by the artist -- the first time that the chateau built by Louis XIV had organized so ambitious a retrospective of one contemporary artist.

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Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art (Amsterdam, NL)
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