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Jeff Koons (American, b.1955)
LOT ID: 70150
Stacked, 2003

Photolithograph
33.5 х 27 in. (85.09 x 68.58 cm.)
Signed, and numbered
Edition Proof aside from the edition of 200
Lot description
Printed after the original "Stacked" sculpture made of polychromed wood created by Jeff Koons in 1988, this 2003 photolithograph is quintessential Koons. He takes everyday subjects and subtly but undeniably adds a satirical tone. His subjects, while seemingly true to form, are made to be more like cartoon characters than real living creatures. RARELY COMES TO AUCTION this photolithograph is archivally framed and in excellent condition.

Jeff Koons (b.1955) 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.

Select Public Collections:
Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Tate Gallery (London, UK)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art (Amsterdam, NL)
Stacked by Jeff Koons
  • Stacked by Jeff Koons
  • Stacked by Jeff Koons
  • Stacked by Jeff Koons
  • Stacked by Jeff Koons
  • Stacked by Jeff Koons
  • Stacked by Jeff Koons
  • Stacked by Jeff Koons
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